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surefooted

[shoo r-foo t-id, shur-] /ˈʃʊərˈfʊt ɪd, ˈʃɜr-/
adjective
1.
not likely to stumble, slip, or fall.
2.
proceeding surely; unerring:
his surefooted pursuit of success.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; sure + foot + -ed3
Related forms
surefootedly, adverb
surefootedness, noun
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Examples for surefooted
  • Bighorn sheep are surefooted animals that can swiftly climb the mountains in which they live.
  • Agile and extremely surefooted aloft, it is relatively clumsy on the ground.

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