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[hev-ee-foo t-id] /ˈhɛv iˈfʊt ɪd/
clumsy or ponderous, as in movement or expressiveness:
music that is heavy-footed and uninspired.
Origin of heavy-footed
First recorded in 1615-25
Related forms
heavy-footedness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Four days later I arrived by train at Rugby Station with five heavy-footed countrymen.

  • It represented a heavy-footed person, incapable of further agility.

    The Marriages Henry James
  • The step on the floor above was not that of the heavy-footed Sarah, nor yet that of the shuffling Jeremiah.

    Otherwise Phyllis Meredith Nicholson
  • heavy-footed, ponderous, Young Denny gave way before that attack.

    Once to Every Man Larry Evans
  • But his dance with some faded, heavy-footed woman was not to be.

    Cow-Country B. M. Bower
  • Aunt Alice threw off her hat and walked, heavy-footed, into the living-room.

    The Narrow House Evelyn Scott
  • Scarcely had Mollie wetted her brush before Ann the heavy-footed came up with an inflamed face and red eyes.

    Mollie's Prince Rosa Nouchette Carey
  • And I would have to drag about, heavy-footed, in a skimpy muslin!

    Life on the Stage Clara Morris
  • Were they descending from their pedestals and cases and marching upon her, a heavy-footed company of corpses?

    The Witch of Prague F. Marion Crawford
British Dictionary definitions for heavy-footed


having a heavy or clumsy tread
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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