Definitions for roughshodˈrʌfˈʃɒd

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word roughshod

Princeton's WordNet

  1. roughshod(adj)

    (of a horse) having horseshoes with projecting nails to prevent slipping

  2. barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, savage, vicious(adj)

    (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering

    "a barbarous crime"; "brutal beatings"; "cruel tortures"; "Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks"; "a savage slap"; "vicious kicks"

  3. heavy-handed, roughshod(adj)

    unjustly domineering

    "incensed at the government's heavy-handed economic policies"; "a manager who rode roughshod over all opposition"


  1. roughshod(Adjective)

    having hooves shod with calks or horseshoes that have projecting nails to prevent slipping

  2. roughshod(Adjective)

    brutal or domineering

Webster Dictionary

  1. Roughshod(adj)

    shod with shoes armed with points or calks; as, a roughshod horse

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Josh Billings:

    The more humble a man is before God the more he will be exalted; the more humble he is before man, the more he will get rode roughshod.

  2. Mohamed Elmessiry:

    These are practices associated with the darkest hours of Mubarak’s rule if not worse. Egypt's security forces cannot run roughshod over detainees' rights like this.

  3. Don Shafer:

    We ended up having to terminate Vester Lee Flanagan contract and let Vester Lee Flanagan go for bizarre behavior and fighting with other employees, vester Lee Flanagan threatened to punch people out, and Vester Lee Flanagan was kind of running fairly roughshod over other people in the newsroom.


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