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heavy-footed

[hev-ee-foo t-id] /ˈhɛv iˈfʊt ɪd/
adjective
1.
clumsy or ponderous, as in movement or expressiveness:
music that is heavy-footed and uninspired.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25
Related forms
heavy-footedness, noun
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  • Sanders is much too heavy-footed for the blind side.
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  • He appears quite unaware that he is giving an amusing account of an earnest snooper in heavy-footed pursuit of an agile dodger.
  • Perhaps because it's so heavy-footed and humorless, the song always made me cringe.
British Dictionary definitions for heavy-footed

heavy-footed

adjective
1.
having a heavy or clumsy tread
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