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[shoo r-foo t-id, shur-]
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  1. not likely to stumble, slip, or fall.
  2. proceeding surely; unerring: his surefooted pursuit of success.
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Origin of surefooted

First recorded in 1625–35; sure + foot + -ed3
Related formssure·foot·ed·ly, adverbsure·foot·ed·ness, noun
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  1. unlikely to fall, slip, or stumble
  2. not likely to err or fail, as in judgment
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Derived Formssure-footedly, adverbsure-footedness, noun
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