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agility

[uh-jil-i-tee] /əˈdʒɪl ɪ ti/
noun
1.
the power of moving quickly and easily; nimbleness:
exercises demanding agility.
2.
the ability to think and draw conclusions quickly; intellectual acuity.
Origin of agility
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English agilite < Middle French < Latin agilitās. See agile, -ity
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  • She had this advantage, that Fargus was utterly unprepared and ignorant of the thousand agilities of her sex.

    Max Fargus Owen Johnson
  • After a glance or two at her Domini felt that she was bored by her own agilities.

    The Garden Of Allah Robert Hichens
Word Origin and History for agilities

agility

n.

early 15c., from Old French agilité (14c.), from Latin agilitatem (nominative agilitas) "mobility, nimbleness, quickness," from agilis, from agere "to move" (see act (n.)).

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