flat-footed

adjective
flat-foot·​ed | \ ˈflat-ˌfu̇-təd How to pronounce flat-footed (audio) , ˌflat-ˈfu̇- \

Definition of flat-footed

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : affected with flatfoot broadly : walking with a dragging or shambling gait
2a : 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-footed

adverb

Definition of flat-footed (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Other Words from flat-footed

Adjective

flat-footedly adverb
flat-footedness noun

First Known Use of flat-footed

Adjective

1601, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adverb

1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Dictionary Entries Near flat-footed

flatfoot

flat-footed

flatfoot walk

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“Flat-footed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flat-footed. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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flat-footed

adjective
flat-foot·​ed | \ -ˈfu̇t-əd How to pronounce flat-footed (audio) \

Medical Definition of flat-footed

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

Other Words from flat-footed

flat-footedly adverb
flat-footedness noun

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