flat-footed

Definitions of flat-footed
  1. adjective
    with feet flat on the ground; not tiptoe
    Synonyms:
    footed
    having feet
  2. adjective
    having broad flat feet that usually turn outward
    “a slow flat-footed walk”
    Synonyms:
    splayfoot, splayfooted
    having feet that turn outward
  3. adjective
    unprepared and unable to react quickly
    “the new product caught their competitors flat-footed
    Synonyms:
    unready
    not prepared or in a state of readiness; slow to understand or respond
  4. adjective
    without reservation
    “a flat-footed refusal”
    Synonyms:
    direct
    straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action
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