- proceeding at a slow pace.
Origin of slow-footed
First recorded in 1635–45
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Examples from the Web for slow-footed
Though they may be slow-footed, they have sure noses and deep-mouthed fangs.Expositions of Holy Scripture
A fat-bellied, slow-footed cousin will you find when you come for me.The Vintage
Edward Frederic Benson
The slow-footed dawn came and found him worn and discouraged.Robert Annys: Poor Priest
Annie Nathan Meyer
Those minutes were slow-footed, but at last he closed the watch with a snap.Cynthia's Chauffeur
But the old mare was a slow-footed animal; and Ducklow had no whip.