Meaning of flatfooted


Pronunciation: (flat'foot'id), [key]
— adj.
  1. having flatfeet.
  2. taking or showing an uncompromising stand in a matter; firm and explicit: a flatfooted denial.
  3. clumsy or plodding; maladroit: flatfooted writing.
  4. to catch one unprepared; surprise: The amount of the bill caught us flatfooted.
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