American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having a ponderous, lumbering gait.
- adj. idiomatic Slow-moving.
- adj. (of movement) lacking ease or lightness
“Such an unfocussed and scatter-gun assault is already pressing sympathetic buttons, and profiting from the usual heavy-footed public relations blundering of the municipal authorities, and the straight-man impressionability of patronizing editorialists.”
“The trio's heavy-footed Krautrock drumbeat was met by a winsome sitar, earning it a place on this compilation of obscurities four decades later.”
“Ignoring the herds of traffic galloping past me on my right, as drivers hurried heavy-footed to make the light, I looked up to see the warning signal was flashing.”
“First set: Murray 3-1 Querrey* Hard cheese on those who thought Sam Querrey was nothing more than a heavy-footed American basher with a whopping great serve.”
“It transpires that he's a heavy-footed American basher with a big serve, a big forehand and a substantial double-fisted backhand to boot.”
“The drawback is that clarity of color, form and space are often subsumed by fleeting glimpses and heavy-footed expression.”
“After a somewhat intentionally heavy-footed "Waltz of the Flowers," his young lovers join in a pas de deux intermixed with their entire world: family members, toys, foreign citizens, snowflakes and flowers alike.”
“Later, heavy-footed encores of "The Rat" and "Little House of Savages" reminded everyone that the Walkmen is still an aggressive rock band, but it didn't need 75 minutes of runway to show us that.”
“He acknowledges that this is partly because he wishes the same could be said of him – "average height, clumsy and heavy-footed" – and that this feeling is "I think, not very different from love.”
“The Sanskrit alphabet, heavy-footed and squirmy, snag itself out in her belly; a cobra's tongue swam across the waters of her eyes.”
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