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surefooted

[ shoor-foot-id, shur- ]
/ ˈʃʊərˈfʊt ɪd, ˈʃɜr- /
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adjective

not likely to stumble, slip, or fall.
proceeding surely; unerring: his surefooted pursuit of success.

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Origin of surefooted

First recorded in 1625–35; sure + foot + -ed3
sure·foot·ed·ly, adverbsure·foot·ed·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for surefooted

sure-footed

adjective

unlikely to fall, slip, or stumble
not likely to err or fail, as in judgment
sure-footedly, adverbsure-footedness, noun
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