sure-footed


sure-footed
1) ADJ-GRADED A person or animal that is sure-footed can move easily over steep or uneven ground without falling.

My horse is small but wiry and sure-footed.

2) ADJ-GRADED If someone is sure-footed, they are confident in what they are doing.

The Labour Party was growing increasingly sure-footed.

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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. * * * sure foot·ed or sure·foot·ed ( …   Universalium

  • Sure-footed — Sure foot ed, a. Not liable to stumble or fall; as, a sure footed horse. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • sure-footed — sure foot|ed [ ,ʃur futəd ] 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 …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sure-footed — ► ADJECTIVE 1) unlikely to stumble or slip. 2) confident and competent …   English terms dictionary

  • 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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