agileness

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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