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[hev-ee-foo t-id]
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  1. clumsy or ponderous, as in movement or expressiveness: music that is heavy-footed and uninspired.
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Origin of heavy-footed

First recorded in 1615–25
Related formsheav·y-foot·ed·ness, noun
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Related Words for heavy-footed

hulking, unwieldy, ungainly, heavy, halting, bumbling, bovine, overgrown, splay, blundering, elephantine, gauche, gawky, inept, lumpish, maladroit, ponderous, wooden, klutzy

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British Dictionary definitions for heavy-footed


  1. having a heavy or clumsy tread
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