not likely to stumble, slip, or fall.
proceeding surely; unerring: his surefooted pursuit of success.
- sure·foot·ed·ly, adverb
- sure·foot·ed·ness, noun
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How to use surefooted in a sentence
The rubber outsole is more flexible and deeply lugged than typical nordic boots to keep you surefooted in icy parking lots.
Yet the problems, for Idol fans, are alarming, occurring as they do in places where the show had been so surefooted in the past.
In spite of his apparent clumsiness in some matters, he had even as a lad proved himself to be a bold and surefooted climber.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1 | Francis Maitland Balfour
Mules, however, are very surefooted; and will often clamber along the most craggy cliffs with nearly as much security as the goat.
High on Ben Howth rhododendrons a nannygoat walking surefooted, dropping currants.Ulysses | James Joyce
British Dictionary definitions for sure-footed
unlikely to fall, slip, or stumble
not likely to err or fail, as in judgment
- sure-footedly, adverb
- sure-footedness, noun
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