agile

[ aj-uhl, -ahyl ]
/ ˈædʒ əl, -aɪl /

adjective

quick and well-coordinated in movement; lithe: an agile leap.
active; lively: an agile person.
marked by an ability to think quickly; mentally acute or aware: She's 95 and still very agile.

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Origin of agile

1570–80; earlier agil < Latin agilis, equivalent to ag- (base of agere to do) + -ilis -ile

OTHER WORDS FROM agile

ag·ile·ly, adverbag·ile·ness, nounun·ag·ile, adjectiveun·ag·ile·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for agileness

agile
/ (ˈædʒaɪl) /

adjective

quick in movement; nimble
mentally quick or acute

Derived forms of agile

agilely, adverbagility (əˈdʒɪlɪtɪ), noun

Word Origin for agile

C15: from Latin agilis, from agere to do, act
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