acrobatic

[ak-ruh-bat-ik]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or like an acrobat or acrobatics.
2.
having the good balance, agility, and coordination of an acrobat.
Also, acrobatical.


Origin:
1860–65; < Greek akrobatikós. See acrobat, -ic

acrobatically, adverb
semiacrobatic, adjective
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acrobat (ˈækrəˌbæt)
 
n
1.  an entertainer who performs acts that require skill, agility, and coordination, such as tumbling, swinging from a trapeze, or walking a tightrope
2.  a person noted for his frequent and rapid changes of position or allegiances: a political acrobat
 
[C19: via French from Greek akrobatēs acrobat, one who walks on tiptoe, from acro- + bat-, from bainein to walk]
 
acro'batic
 
adj
 
acro'batically
 
adv

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acrobatic
1861, from Fr. acrobatique (see acrobat). Acrobatics is attested from 1882; earlier was acrobatism (1864). In early 20c. acrobacy (from Fr. acrobacie) sometimes was used.
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Example sentences
Even now they are not safe, for despite their elegant history and their
  acrobatic grace, they are flawed creatures.
Much of the work of modern air-defence involves long-distance missile shots
  rather than acrobatic dog-fights.
The venues showcase acrobatic shows, circus and magic acts, and exotic animals.
When they finally did glimpse the mysterious lemurs, the acrobatic creatures
  fled too fast for observation.
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