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agile

[aj-uh l, -ahyl] /ˈædʒ əl, -aɪl/
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
1570-1580
1570-80; earlier agil < Latin agilis, equivalent to ag- (base of agere to do) + -ilis -ile
Related forms
agilely, adverb
agileness, noun
unagile, adjective
unagilely, adverb
Synonyms
1. nimble, sprightly. 2. brisk, spry.
Antonyms
1. awkward. 2. sluggish, lethargic.
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British Dictionary definitions for un agile

agile

/ˈædʒaɪl/
adjective
1.
quick in movement; nimble
2.
mentally quick or acute
Derived Forms
agilely, adverb
agility (əˈdʒɪlɪtɪ) noun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin agilis, from agere to do, act
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Word Origin and History for un agile

agile

adj.

1580s, from Middle French agile (14c.) and directly from Latin agilis "nimble, quick," from agere "to move, drive" (see act (n.)). Related: Agilely.

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