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acrobatic

[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.
Also, acrobatical.
Origin of acrobatic
1860-1865
From the Greek word akrobatikós, dating back to 1860-65. See acrobat, -ic
Related forms
acrobatically, adverb
semiacrobatic, adjective
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  • It was evident that dressing was going to be an acrobatic performance.

  • "All right," said Bezdek, whose mind was nothing if not acrobatic.

    Reel Life Films Samuel Kimball Merwin
  • "I wish I had an acrobatic conscience such as yours, Bruce," says he.

    Torchy As A Pa Sewell Ford
  • It required some exercise of acrobatic agility to get into or out of the town.

    The Johnstown Horror James Herbert Walker
  • To make a success at acrobatic or any other dancing you must not strain yourselves.

  • That is an acrobatic feat that I never believed you capable of, honey.

    Nan Sherwood at Pine Camp Annie Roe Carr
  • The latest specimen of acrobatic Pastry is after a Russian recipe.

    This Giddy Globe Oliver Herford
Word Origin and History for acrobatic
adj.

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

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