flat-footed

(redirected from flat-footedness)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms.

flat-foot·ed

(flăt′fo͝ot′ĭd)
adj.
1. Of or afflicted with flatfoot.
2.
a. Steady on the feet.
b. Informal Without reservation; forthright: a flat-footed refusal.
3. Unable to react quickly; unprepared: The new product caught their competitors flat-footed.

flat′-foot′ed·ly adv.
flat′-foot′ed·ness n.

flat-footed

(ˌflætˈfʊtɪd)
adj
1. (Medicine) having flatfoot
2. informal
a. clumsy or awkward
b. downright and uncompromising
3. informal off guard or unawares (often in the phrase catch flat-footed)
ˌflat-ˈfootedly adv
ˌflat-ˈfootedness n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.flat-footed - with feet flat on the ground; not tiptoe
footed - having feet; "footed creatures"; "a footed sofa"
2.flat-footed - unprepared and unable to react quickly; "the new product caught their competitors flat-footed"
unready - not prepared or in a state of readiness; slow to understand or respond; "she cursed her unready tongue"
3.flat-footed - having broad flat feet that usually turn outward; "a slow flat-footed walk"
splayfoot, splayfooted - having feet that turn outward
4.flat-footed - without reservation; "a flat-footed refusal"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
direct - straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action; "a direct question"; "a direct response"; "a direct approach"
Translations

flat-footed

[ˈflætˈfʊtɪd] ADJ
1.de pies planos
to be flat-footedtener los pies planos
2. (fig) (= clumsy) → patoso (Sp)

flat-footed

[ˈflætˈfʊtɪd] adj to be flat-footedavere i piedi piatti
References in periodicals archive ?
and a Russian lawyer who claimed to have incriminating material about Hillary Clinton adds to the impression of flat-footedness.
I have been critical of the Crown Prosecution Service in the past, especially its flat-footedness in dealing with phone hacking.
In many ways, the flat-footedness of the regime in public relations terms was quite extraordinary.
The Bulgarian's outstanding athleticism and instinctive court-craft were in stark contrast to Murray's uncustomary flat-footedness and inconsistent ground-strokes.
Stylish sneakers, loafers, heelless moccasins are also dangerous for health," resulting in flat-footedness, deformation of muscles of calf, varicosity, as well as venous insufficiency, he explained.
Impacted wisdom teeth, flat-footedness, bad backs and obesity are among the legacies that Charles Darwin omitted to warn us about during the rapid development of the species over the millennia, US researchers have revealed.
Their airbrushed surfaces are enlivened by the raised textures left by masking tape and layers of drips and spatters, which compound the flat-footedness of the imagery of World War II fighter planes and antiaircraft fire: a nostalgia repackaged, weirdly in sync with the Reagan oratory of the time.
The natural history of flat-footedness is unknown, although some studies suggest that the majority of flat feet are asymptomatic during adulthood (2).