flat-footed


1flat–foot·ed

adjective \ˈflat-ˌf-təd, ˌflat-ˈ\

: having flat feet

: walking or moving in a slow and awkward way

: not ready or prepared

Full Definition of FLAT-FOOTED

1
:  affected with flatfoot; broadly :  walking with a dragging or shambling gait
2
a :  firm and well balanced on the feet
b :  free from reservation :  forthright <had an honest flat–footed way of saying a thing>
3
:  not ready :  unprepared —used chiefly in the phrase catch one flat-footed
4
:  proceeding in a plodding or unimaginative way :  pedestrian <flat–footed prose>
flat–foot·ed·ly adverb
flat–foot·ed·ness noun

First Known Use of FLAT-FOOTED

1601

2flat–footed

adverb

Definition of FLAT-FOOTED

1
:  in an open and determined manner :  flatly
2
:  with the feet flat on a surface (as the ground)

First Known Use of FLAT-FOOTED

1828

flat–foot·ed

adjective \-ˈft-əd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FLAT–FOOTED

: affected with flatfoot; broadly : walking with a dragging or shambling gait
flat–foot·ed·ly adverb
flat–foot·ed·ness noun

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