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Definition of "heavy-footed" [heavy-footed]

  • Having a ponderous, lumbering gait. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "heavy-footed" in a sentence
  • "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."