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  1. of, relating to, or like an acrobat or acrobatics.
  2. having the good balance, agility, and coordination of an acrobat.
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Also ac·ro·bat·i·cal.

Origin of acrobatic

From the Greek word akrobatikós, dating back to 1860–65. See acrobat, -ic
Related formsac·ro·bat·i·cal·ly, adverbsem·i·ac·ro·bat·ic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for acrobatic

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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.

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    Samuel Kimball Merwin

  • "I wish I had an acrobatic conscience such as yours, Bruce," says he.

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    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.

Word Origin and History for acrobatic


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

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