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Meaning of AGILITY

Pronunciation:  u'jilitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the gracefulness of a person or animal that is quick and nimble
 

AGILITY is a 7 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: legerity, lightness, lightsomeness, nimbleness
 
 See Also: gracefulness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A*gil"i*ty\, n. [F. agili['e], L. agilitas, fr.
agilis.]
1. The quality of being agile; the power of moving the limbs
   quickly and easily; nimbleness; activity; quickness of
   motion; as, strength and agility of body.

         They . . . trust to the agility of their wit.
                                               --Bacon.

         Wheeling with the agility of a hawk.  --Sir W.
                                               Scott.

2. Activity; powerful agency. [Obs.]

         The agility of the sun's fiery heat.  --Holland.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: acuity, acuteness, alacrity, alertness, attention, attentiveness, brightness, briskness, dispatch, expedition, expeditiousness, featliness, keenness, lightness, nimbleness, promptitude, promptness, punctuality, quickness, readiness, sharpness, sleeplessness, smartness, speediness, spryness, swiftness, wakefulness
 

 

 

 

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