flat-footed

Primary Meanings of flat-footed

1.
adj
with feet flat on the ground; not tiptoe
2.
adj
unprepared and unable to react quickly
3.
adj
without reservation
Full Definitions of flat-footed
1

adj with feet flat on the ground; not tiptoe

Synonyms:
footed
having feet

adj having broad flat feet that usually turn outward

“a slow flat-footed walk”
Synonyms:
splayfoot, splayfooted
having feet that turn outward
2

adj 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
3

adj without reservation

“a flat-footed refusal”
Synonyms:
direct
straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action

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