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[ uh-jil-i-tee ]
/ əˈdʒɪl ɪ ti /


the power of moving quickly and easily; nimbleness: exercises demanding agility.
the ability to think and draw conclusions quickly; intellectual acuity.


Nearby words

aghast, agi, agilawood, agile, agilely, agility, agin, agincourt, aging, aginner, agio

Origin of agility

1375–1425; late Middle English agilite < Middle French < Latin agilitās. See agile, -ity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for agilities

  • 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



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