- clumsy or ponderous, as in movement or expressiveness: music that is heavy-footed and uninspired.
Origin of heavy-footed
First recorded in 1615–25
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Examples from the Web for heavy-footed
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Heavy-footed, ponderous, Young Denny gave way before that attack.Once to Every Man
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Aunt Alice threw off her hat and walked, heavy-footed, into the living-room.The Narrow House
After Desire departed for Reno, the winter dragged along, heavy-footed.The Preliminaries
Cornelia A. P. Comer
- having a heavy or clumsy tread
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