the power of moving quickly and easily; nimbleness: exercises demanding agility.
the ability to think and draw conclusions quickly; intellectual acuity.
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quickness, cleverness, sharpness, swiftness, dexterity, celerity, sprightliness, adroitness, expedition, fleetness, dispatch, liveliness, alacrity, suppleness, acuteness, promptness, activity, alertness, promptitude, briskness
Origin of agility
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Historical Examples of agilities
early 15c., from Old French agilité (14c.), from Latin agilitatem (nominative agilitas) "mobility, nimbleness, quickness," from agilis, from agere "to move" (see act (n.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper