not likely to stumble, slip, or fall.
proceeding surely; unerring:
his surefooted pursuit of success.
unlikely to fall, slip, or stumble
not likely to err or fail, as in judgment
adjective 1. using the hands with skill and confidence; dexterous. 2. done with skill and proficiency: a sure-handed sketch of a proposed building. 3. displaying the skill and experience of an expert: a sure-handed politician.
adverb 1. firmly; unerringly; without missing, slipping, etc. 2. undoubtedly, assuredly, or certainly: The results are surely encouraging. 3. (in emphatic utterances that are not necessarily sustained by fact) assuredly: Surely you are mistaken. 4. inevitably or without fail: Slowly but surely the end approached. 5. yes, indeed: Surely, I’ll go with you! adverb 1. […]
adjective, surer, surest. 1. free from doubt as to the reliability, character, action, etc., of something: to be sure of one’s data. 2. confident, as of something expected: sure of success. 3. convinced, fully persuaded, or positive: to be sure of a person’s guilt. 4. assured or certain beyond question: a sure victory. 5. worthy […]
- Sure of oneself
Self-confident, as in Now that Mary’s graduated she’s much more sure of herself. This expression uses sure in the sense of “confident” or “secure,” a usage dating from the mid-1400s.