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flat-footed

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

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-footedly

adverb

flat-footedness

noun

First Known Use of flat-footed

1601

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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flat-footed

adverb

Definition of flat-footed

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

First Known Use of flat-footed

1828

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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FLAT-FOOTED Defined for English Language Learners

flat-footed

Definition of flat-footed for English Language Learners

  • : having flat feet

  • : walking or moving in a slow and awkward way

  • : not ready or prepared


Medical Dictionary

flat-footed

adjective flat-foot·ed \ -ˈfu̇t-əd \

medical Definition of flat-footed

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

flat-footedly

adverb

flat-footedness

noun


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