from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or afflicted with flatfoot.
- adj. Steady on the feet.
- adj. Informal Without reservation; forthright: a flat-footed refusal.
- adj. Unable to react quickly; unprepared: The new product caught their competitors flat-footed.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. having feet which are flat
- adj. having the specific physical condition of flat feet
- adj. unprepared to act
- adj. Holding firmly and maintaining a decision; to standing on one's ground.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having a flat foot, with little or no arch of the instep; suffering from fallen arches.
- adj. Firm-footed; determined.
- adj. clumsy; amateurish; pedestrian; unimaginative; plodding.
- adj. Without reservation; without evasion or compromise; firm.
- adj. With feet flat on the ground; not tiptoe.
- adj. Unprepared and unable to react quickly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having flat feet; having little or no hollow in the sole, and a low arch in the instep.
- Firm-footed; resolute.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. unprepared and unable to react quickly
- adj. with feet flat on the ground; not tiptoe
- adj. without reservation
- adj. having broad flat feet that usually turn outward
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