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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

OTHER WORDS FROM surefooted

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

Derived forms of sure-footed

sure-footedly, adverbsure-footedness, noun
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