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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.
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