- not likely to stumble, slip, or fall.
- proceeding surely; unerring: his surefooted pursuit of success.
Origin of surefooted
Examples from the Web for sure-footed
Contemporary Examples of sure-footed
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (a more realistic possibility if he maintains his sure-footed leadership in Albany)?Obama for Prez in 2016!
June 24, 2011
In dealing with this issue, Romney has not exactly shown himself to be a sure-footed candidate.Why Obama's Still Untouchable in 2012
Jack W. Germond
June 9, 2011
Now he seems to be reversing again—on this issue, he has not at all been sure-footed.Thanks for Playing Nice
Rep. Peter King
April 28, 2009
Historical Examples of sure-footed
I was sure-footed and unafraid, so at once I determined to essay the passage.Billy Topsail & Company
She was as sure-footed and agile as a mountain goat, and it was a pleasure to watch her.Frank Merriwell's Bravery
Burt L. Standish
He was one of the small Spanish-American breed, almost as sure-footed as a chamois.The Forest Exiles
Iceland ponies are famous for their hardiness and are sure-footed.Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania
Jewett Castello Gilson
Fay was sure-footed, she skimmed over the frozen snow as lightly as a bird.Wee Wifie
Rosa Nouchette Carey
- unlikely to fall, slip, or stumble
- not likely to err or fail, as in judgment