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flat–footed

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adjective flat–foot·ed \ˈflat-ˌfu̇-təd, ˌflat-ˈ\

Simple Definition of flat–footed

  • : having flat feet

  • : walking or moving in a slow and awkward way

  • : not ready or prepared

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of flat–footed

  1. 1 :  affected with flatfoot; broadly :  walking with a dragging or shambling gait

  2. 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. 3 :  not ready :  unprepared —used chiefly in the phrase catch one flat-footed

  4. 4 :  proceeding in a plodding or unimaginative way :  pedestrian <flat–footed prose>

flat–footedly adverb
flat–footedness noun

1601

First Known Use of flat–footed

1601


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flat–footed

adverb flat–foot·ed

Definition of flat–footed

  1. 1 :  in an open and determined manner :  flatly

  2. 2 :  with the feet flat on a surface (as the ground)



1828

First Known Use of flat–footed

1828


Medical Dictionary

flat–footed

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adjective flat–foot·ed \-ˈfu̇t-əd\

Medical Definition of flat–footed

  1. :  affected with flatfoot; broadly :  walking with a dragging or shambling gait

flat–footedly adverb
flat–footedness noun



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