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Adjective: roughshod  'rúf,shód
  1. (of a horse) having horseshoes with projecting nails to prevent slipping
  2. (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
    "Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks";
    - barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, savage, vicious
  3. Unjustly domineering
    "a manager who rode roughshod over all opposition";
    - heavy-handed

See also: domineering, inhumane, shod, shodden, shoed

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