Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Not liable to stumble or fall.
  • adjective Designed so as to hold well to the road.
  • adjective Confident and capable.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not liable to stumble, slide, or fall; having a firm, secure tread.
  • Figuratively, not apt to err; not liable to make a slip; trustworthy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not liable to stumble or fall.

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  • adjective Alternative form of surefooted.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective not liable to stumble or fall
  • adjective not liable to error in judgment or action
  • adjective not liable to error in judgment or action
  • adjective not liable to stumble or fall

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Examples

  • The entire village was either afloat or rested uneasily in the mud, causing trouble for even the sure-footed Conan, who had dodged arrows as he skipped along cliff ledges, and had leapt between the enchanted spires of Arenjun while carrying his weight in pilfered gold.

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  • The entire village was either afloat or rested uneasily in the mud, causing trouble for even the sure-footed Conan, who had dodged arrows as he skipped along cliff ledges, and had leapt between the enchanted spires of Arenjun while carrying his weight in pilfered gold.

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  • What immediately strikes me about the series is how sure-footed it is.

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  • • A review of Madam Butterfly at the Royal Albert Hall, London, should have referred to David Freeman's sure-footed production, not David Fielding's as we had it Opera, 26 February, page 42.

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  • What immediately strikes me about the series is how sure-footed it is.

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  • Mr. Santorum is polling dead last, something you'd never suspect from his sure-footed performance on Thursday.

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  • A midfielder may have an 80% pass completion rate, but the passes may be short or hit sideways to sure-footed teammates.

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  • Finally, while many people feel front-wheel-drive is adequate for driving on snow and in other slippery conditions, Audi's all-wheel-drive system is especially sure-footed and durable.

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  • •The ride was composed, neither harsh nor sloppy, with sure-footed handling that imparted confidence on the many snaky lanes Ford selected as a test route.

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  • What immediately strikes me about the series is how sure-footed it is.

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