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acrobatic

or acrobatical

[ak-ruh-bat-ik] /ˌæk rəˈbæt ɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or like an acrobat or acrobatics.
2.
having the good balance, agility, and coordination of an acrobat.
Origin of acrobatic
1860-1865
1860-65; < Greek akrobatikós. See acrobat, -ic
Related forms
acrobatically, adverb
semiacrobatic, adjective
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  • On the dresser—which he had ascended by a chair—was Billy, the acrobatic goat, doing his Alpine daring act.

    The Wouldbegoods E. Nesbit
  • It was evident that dressing was going to be an acrobatic performance.

  • The assault came so suddenly that the acrobatic youth had no time to defend himself.

    The Mystery at Putnam Hall Arthur M. Winfield
  • It required some exercise of acrobatic agility to get into or out of the town.

    The Johnstown Horror James Herbert Walker
  • The blow was so strong that the acrobatic youth was bowled over on the polished floor.

    The Putnam Hall Champions Arthur M. Winfield
  • To make a success at acrobatic or any other dancing you must not strain yourselves.

  • “That suits me,” said the acrobatic youth, and Jack and Pepper said they were also satisfied.

    The Putnam Hall Rivals Arthur M. Winfield
Word Origin and History for acrobatic
adj.

1848; see acrobat + -ic. Related: Acrobatically.

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