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Definition of "hard-fisted" [hard•-fist•ed]

  • Tightfisted; stingy. (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 "hard-fisted" in a sentence
  • "The most characteristic thing about Kipling is his love of actuality, his intense practicality, his proper and necessary respect for the hard-headed, hard-fisted fact."
  • "The rebel defeat echoes the experiences of other nations, from Colombia to Russia, where hard-fisted tactics defeated extremist foes."
  • "Weary of war and the hard-fisted neo-Taliban, they yearn for something a little better for their children, just as Canadians do."