flat-footed(redirected from flat-footedness)
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1. Of or afflicted with flatfoot.
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.
1. (Medicine) having flatfoot
a. clumsy or awkward
b. downright and uncompromising
3. informal off guard or unawares (often in the phrase catch flat-footed)
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|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"|
|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"