Definition of Surefooted

1. Adjective. Not liable to stumble or fall. "On surefooted donkeys"

Exact synonyms: Footsure, Sure-footed
Similar to: Steady



2. Adjective. Not liable to error in judgment or action. "Demonstrates a surefooted storytelling talent"
Exact synonyms: Confident, Sure-footed
Similar to: Capable

Definition of Surefooted

1. a. Not liable to stumble or fall; as, a sure-footed horse.

Definition of Surefooted

1. Adjective. Walking steadily, moving freely, capable of finding good footing. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Surefooted

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Surefooted

sure-fire
sure-footed
sure-footedness
sure-handed
sure as eggs
sure as eggs is eggs
sure as shooting
sure enough
sure of oneself
sure thing
sure things
sure up
sured
suredaite
surefire
surefooted (current term)
surefootedly
surefootedness
surely
sureness
surenesses
surer
sures
surest
suretied
sureties
suretiship
suretiships
surety
surety bond

Literary usage of Surefooted

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1. Norway by Beatrix Jungman (1905)
"The mountain ponies are very surefooted and need no guidance ; but it was our fate to be made acquainted with cattle that shied, with others that tripped, ..."

2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"Thus that safe and surefooted interpreter, Alex. ... In a surefooted manner; without stumbling. ..."

3. The American and English Encyclopaedia of Law by David Shephard Garland, James Cockcroft, Lucius Polk McGehee, Charles Porterfield (1904)
"surefooted. — See note 4. SURETY COMPANIES. — See the titles FIDELITY ... surefooted. — See Morse v. Pitman, 64 NH ii, stated under the title HORSES, vol. ..."

4. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan: Including a Summer in the Upper Karun by Isabella Lucy Bird (1891)
"On such occasions I take my mule, Suleiman, the most surefooted of his surefooted race, who brings me down precipitous declivities which I ..."

5. Landscapes of Mallorca by Valerie Crespí-Green (2002)
"You must be surefooted and have a head for heights on the Penya Rotja path. Some rock scrambling involved if you go down to Coll Barx beach. ..."

6. Military Dictionary: Comprising Technical Definitions: Information on by Henry Lee Scott (1861)
"The saddle horse should be free in his movements; have good sight; a full, firm chest; be surefooted ; have a good disposition, with boldness and courage ..."

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