sure-footed


sure-footed
sure-footed [shoor′foot′id]
adj.
1. not likely to stumble, slip, or fall
2. not likely to err; skillful, competent, etc.: Also written surefooted
sure-footedly
adv.
sure-footedness
n.

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sure-foot·ed or sure·foot·ed (sho͝orʹfo͝otʹĭd) adj.
1.
a. Not liable to stumble or fall.
b. Designed so as to hold well to the road:

an automobile that is sure-footed on curves.

2. Confident and capable: “demonstrates a sure-footed storytelling talent” (Michiko Kakutani).
  sureʹ-footʹed·ly adv. sureʹ-footʹed·ness n.

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • sure-footed — [shoor′foot′id] adj. 1. not likely to stumble, slip, or fall 2. not likely to err; skillful, competent, etc.: Also written surefooted sure footedly adv. sure footedness n …   English World dictionary

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  • sure-footed — UK [ˌʃɔː(r) ˈfʊtɪd] / US [ˌʃʊr ˈfʊtəd] adjective 1) good at walking or climbing and unlikely to fall 2) going ahead confidently in a situation that needs skill or good judgment The whole department admired her sure footed approach to the problem …   English dictionary

  • sure-footed — adjective Date: 1633 not liable to stumble, fall, or err • sure footedly adverb • sure footedness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sure-footed — adjective 1》 unlikely to stumble or slip. 2》 confident and competent. Derivatives sure footedly adverb sure footedness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • sure-footed — /ˈʃɔ fʊtəd/ (say shaw footuhd) adjective 1. not liable to stumble, slip, or fall. 2. proceeding surely; unerring. –sure footedly, adverb –sure footedness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • sure-footed — [ˌʃɔː ˈfʊtɪd] adj 1) good at walking or climbing and unlikely to fall 2) dealing with a situation confidently and skilfully …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English


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