agile

[aj-uhl, -ahyl]
adjective
1.
quick and well-coordinated in movement; lithe: an agile leap.
2.
active; lively: an agile person.
3.
marked by an ability to think quickly; mentally acute or aware: She's 95 and still very agile.

Origin:
1570–80; earlier agil < Latin agilis, equivalent to ag- (base of agere to do) + -ilis -ile

agilely, adverb
agileness, noun
unagile, adjective
unagilely, adverb


1. nimble, sprightly. 2. brisk, spry.


1. awkward. 2. sluggish, lethargic.
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agile (ˈædʒaɪl)
 
adj
1.  quick in movement; nimble
2.  mentally quick or acute
 
[C15: from Latin agilis, from agere to do, act]
 
'agilely
 
adv
 
agility
 
n

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agile
1570s, from L. agilis "that can be moved easily, nimble, quick," from agere "to move, drive" (see act).
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Example sentences
All cats are nimble and agile, and their long tails aid their outstanding
  balance.
Mental reserves keep brains agile.
The mind is not as agile as it once was, even at the ripe old age of 34.
They're faster than a cheetah, more muscle-bound than a gorilla and more agile
  than a great white shark.
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