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Definition of "ham-fisted" []

  • Ham-handed. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ham-fisted" in a sentence
  • "With its broadly drawn character types and occasionally ham-fisted dialogue, it brings to mind the gee-wiz adventure pictures like The Phantom and The Shadow."
  • "Bolton and Cheney's ham-fisted approach to foreign policy did catastrophic damage to our reputation and our values, and whatever shrieks of support he has for Cheney should be taken for what they are: the rantings of a representative of an undisciplined, unfocused and amoral clique."
  • "This bittersweet drama about three best buds and their midlife crises resumes its better-by-the-week second season following the premiere of the ham-fisted legal dramedy Franklin & Bash."