Antonyms of adj roughshod

3 senses of roughshod

Sense 1
roughshod -- ((of a horse) having horseshoes with projecting nails to prevent slipping)

INDIRECT (VIA shod) -> unshod, unshoed -- (not shod)

Sense 2
barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, savage, vicious -- ((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")

INDIRECT (VIA inhumane) -> humane -- (marked or motivated by concern with the alleviation of suffering)

Sense 3
heavy-handed, roughshod -- (unjustly domineering; "incensed at the government's heavy-handed economic policies"; "a manager who rode roughshod over all opposition")

INDIRECT (VIA domineering) -> submissive -- (inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination; "submissive servants"; "a submissive reply"; "replacing troublemakers with more submissive people")

Similarity of adj roughshod

3 senses of roughshod

Sense 1
roughshod -- ((of a horse) having horseshoes with projecting nails to prevent slipping)
       => shod (vs. unshod), shodden, shoed -- (wearing footgear)

Sense 2
barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, savage, vicious -- ((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")
       => inhumane (vs. humane) -- (lacking and reflecting lack of pity or compassion; "humans are innately inhumane; this explains much of the misery and suffering in the world"; "biological weapons are considered too inhumane to be used")

Sense 3
heavy-handed, roughshod -- (unjustly domineering; "incensed at the government's heavy-handed economic policies"; "a manager who rode roughshod over all opposition")
       => domineering (vs. submissive) -- (tending to domineer)

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