surefooted

[shoor-foot-id, shur-]
adjective
1.
not likely to stumble, slip, or fall.
2.
proceeding surely; unerring: his surefooted pursuit of success.

Origin:
1625–35; sure + foot + -ed3

surefootedly, adverb
surefootedness, noun
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surefooted

adjective
1. not liable to stumble or fall; "on surefooted donkeys" 
2. not liable to error in judgment or action; "most surefooted of the statesmen who dealt with the depression"- Walter Lippman; "demonstrates a surefooted storytelling talent"- Michiko Kakutani [syn: confident
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Example sentences
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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