Definition of footlessly in US English:

footlessly

adverb

  • 1Irish English. So as to be unable to stand upright. Only in "footlessly drunk", incapably drunk. Compare "footless", "legless"rare.

  • 2Without firm basis, support, or footing. More generally: aimlessly, without direction; randomly.

  • 3Of movement: without (apparent) use of the foot or feet. Often somewhat fanciful or poetic.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in National Advocate. From footless + -ly.

Pronunciation

footlessly

/ˈfʊtləsli/