June 10, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
surefooted /ˈʃɚˈfʊtəd/ adjective
surefooted
/ˈʃɚˈfʊtəd/
adjective
A group of surefooted hikers
A group of surefooted hikers
Learner's definition of SUREFOOTED

[more surefooted; most surefooted]

: not likely to slip or fall when walking, climbing, or running

  • a surefooted athlete

  • as surefooted as a mountain goat

— often used figuratively

  • a surefooted leader [=a confident leader who is not likely to make mistakes]

  • surefooted leadership

surefootedly adverb

  • He surefootedly made his way through the difficult terrain.

surefootedness noun [noncount]

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