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sure-foot·ed

or sure·foot·ed (sho͝or′fo͝ot′ĭd)
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).

sure′-foot′ed·ly adv.
sure′-foot′ed·ness n.

sure-footed

adj
1. unlikely to fall, slip, or stumble
2. not likely to err or fail, as in judgment
ˌsure-ˈfootedly adv
ˌsure-ˈfootedness n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sure-footed - not liable to stumble or fall; "on surefooted donkeys"
steady - not subject to change or variation especially in behavior; "a steady beat"; "a steady job"; "a steady breeze"; "a steady increase"; "a good steady ballplayer"
2.sure-footed - 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
capable - (usually followed by `of') having capacity or ability; "capable of winning"; "capable of hard work"; "capable of walking on two feet"
Translations

sure-footed

[ˈʃʊəˈfʊtɪd] ADJ (lit) → de pie firme (fig) [leadership] → firme
to be sure-footed (lit, fig) → conocer el terreno que se pisa

sure-footed

[ˌʃʊəˈfʊtɪd] adjdal passo sicuro

sure

(ʃuə) adjective
1. (negative unsure) having no doubt; certain. I'm sure that I gave him the book; I'm not sure where she lives / what her address is; `There's a bus at two o'clock.' `Are you quite sure?'; I thought the idea was good, but now I'm not so sure; I'll help you – you can be sure of that!
2. unlikely to fail (to do or get something). He's sure to win; You're sure of a good dinner if you stay at that hotel.
3. reliable or trustworthy. a sure way to cure hiccups; a safe, sure method; a sure aim with a rifle.
adverb
(especially American) certainly; of course. Sure I'll help you!; `Would you like to come?' `Sure!'
ˈsurely adverb
1. used in questions, exclamations etc to indicate what the speaker considers probable. Surely she's finished her work by now!; You don't believe what she said, surely?
2. without doubt, hesitation, mistake or failure. Slowly but surely we're achieving our aim.
3. (in answers) certainly; of course. `May I come with you?' `Surely!'
ˈsureness noun
ˌsure-ˈfooted adjective
not likely to slip or stumble. Goats are sure-footed animals.
as sure as
used in various phrases that mean `without fail' or `without doubt'. As sure as fate / anything / eggs are eggs, he'll be late again.
be sure to
don't fail to. Be sure to switch off the television.
be/feel sure of oneself
to be confident.
for sure
definitely or certainly. We don't know for sure that he's dead.
make sure
to act so that, or check that, something is certain or sure. Arrive early at the cinema to make sure of (getting) a seat!; I think he's coming today but I'll telephone to make sure (of that / that he is).
sure enough
in fact, as was expected. I thought she'd be angry, and sure enough she was.
References in classic literature ?
The shape was still holding me up and Cesar walked on, unled and sure-footed.
Mounted on small and sure-footed beasts, the ladies would again attempt the passages of the mountains and penetrate into every retired glen where the enterprise of a settler had induced him to establish himself.
They told him of their little diseases, and, more important, the diseases of their tiny, sure-footed cattle; of trips as far as Kotgarh, where the strange missionaries live, and beyond even to marvellous Simla, where the streets are paved with silver, and anyone, look you, can get service with the Sahibs, who ride about in two-wheeled carts and spend money with a spade.
Stone by stone I saw the bridge-piers rise, and when the men fell off (they were wondrous sure-footed for the most part--but WHEN they fell) I was ready.
Yet he faced his foemen with dauntless courage, dashing in, springing back, sure-footed, steady-handed, with a point which seemed to menace three at once.
The emergencies of warfare had accustomed the commandant to gauge the real worth of men; he admired the wonderful quickness of Butifer's movements, the sure-footed grace with which the hunter swung himself down the rugged sides of the crag, to the top of which he had so boldly climbed.
I afterwards hired a mule, as the more sure-footed and least liable to receive injury on these rugged roads.
We lost because people weren't convinced we had a sure-footed plan for a country ill at ease with ourselves and our place in the world.
A hot diesel will never be as exciting as a pukka GTI, but the GTD feels fast, sure-footed and very refined.
Pupils from Years 3 and 6 combined forces using song and dance to create a sure-footed performance of the musical drama, 'Gospel Story.
Co-written by its stars Mathew Baynton and James Corden, it was a breath-takingly sure-footed mix of the thrilling and the laugh-out-loud funny that found acclaim both here and in the US where it screened online.
Redman is an astonishing improviser, so sure-footed at speed, so clear in his tone and articulation.