[foo t-n-mouth] /ˈfʊt nˈmaʊθ/

(of a statement) inappropriate, insensitive, or imprudent.


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  • Foot-in-mouth disease

    noun, Informal: Facetious. 1. the habit of making inappropriate, insensitive, or imprudent statements. noun phrase The uttering of embarrassing, stupid, or indiscreet speech: Pat Robertson, who regularly displays symptoms of foot-in-mouth disease [1960s+; blend of the veterinary term hoof-andmouth disease and the idiom put one’s foot in one’s mouth; put one’s foot in it, ”blunder […]

  • Foot-lambert

    [foo t-lam-bert] /ˈfʊtˌlæm bərt/ noun, Optics. 1. a unit of luminance or photometric brightness, equal to the luminance of a surface emitting a luminous flux of one lumen per square foot, the luminance of a perfectly reflecting surface receiving an illumination of one foot-candle. Abbreviation: fL. noun 1. a former unit of luminance equal to […]

  • Footle

    [foo t-l] /ˈfʊt l/ Informal. verb (used without object), footled, footling. 1. to act or talk in a foolish or silly way. noun 2. nonsense; foolishness; silliness. /ˈfuːtəl/ verb (intransitive) 1. often foll by around or about. to loiter aimlessly; potter 2. to talk nonsense noun 3. (rare) foolishness v. “to trifle,” 1892, from dialectal […]

  • Footless

    [foo t-lis] /ˈfʊt lɪs/ adjective 1. lacking a or . 2. having no support or basis; unsubstantial: footless dreams of glory. 3. awkward, helpless, or inefficient. adj. late 14c., from foot (n.) + -less.

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