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flat-footed

(flăt′fo͝ot′ĭd)
adj.
1. Of or afflicted with flatfoot.
2.
a. Steady on the feet.
b. Informal Without reservation; forthright: a flat-footed refusal.
3. Unable to react quickly; unprepared: The new product caught their competitors flat-footed.

flat′-foot′ed·ly adv.
flat′-foot′ed·ness n.
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The prevalence for flat-footedness diminishes significantly with age.
Another cause suggested for flat-footedness in obese children is that it can be caused by the collapse of the medial longitudinal arch because of excessive and continuous load on the foot by the body mass.
Pathological flat-footedness is defined by a valgus > 20[degrees] and the impossibility for active correction of the heel valgus (1).
degree of flat-footedness was not correlated to athletic performance).
A few good jokes can't disguise the predictability of the plot and flat-footedness of the writing.
Cox and Nash sharpened incisive beats, whether behind Ward's spiraling Trane-isms or Berger's flat-footedness.
Their flat-footedness was apparent with the tricky running and evasive footwork of Watson and Brown seeing them beat would-be tacklers while lock Maro Itoje powered through three players to created a try.
Once Ryan Giggs had exploited flat-footedness in the heart of Everton's defence by drawing the hosts level when he romped in to stab home Paul Scholes' long ball, United took total control.
48 Throughout a truly dismal first half during which the game was taken completely away from them, there was a staleness, a flat-footedness, a lack of vigour that made the fourthranked side in the world almost unrecognisable.