- the power of moving quickly and easily; nimbleness: exercises demanding agility.
- the ability to think and draw conclusions quickly; intellectual acuity.
Origin of agility
Related Words for agilityquickness, cleverness, sharpness, swiftness, dexterity, celerity, sprightliness, adroitness, expedition, fleetness, dispatch, liveliness, alacrity, suppleness, acuteness, promptness, activity, alertness, promptitude, briskness
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Contemporary Examples of agility
But AM-2 is not a friend to the agility that justifies the F-35B over other forms of expeditionary airpower.Why Can’t America’s Newest Stealth Jet Land Like It’s Supposed To?
May 26, 2014
His is essentially a power game, but it is infused with the kind of speed and agility required by modern professional basketball.Shaq, Year One
Charles P. Pierce
May 24, 2014
And while Garfield is merely pretending to have superhero strength and agility, he and Stone are actually dating IRL.Real-Life Couples on Screen: Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, Brangelina, and More
May 1, 2014
PWC, which has changed its name (to Agility), has pleaded not guilty.Supreme Group Probed Over No-Bid Contracts to Feed Troops in Afghanistan
November 27, 2011
Fluid intelligence is all about raw processing speed: the agility with which you are able to solve new and unfamiliar problems.Life Gets Better at 50
August 4, 2011
Historical Examples of agility
The agility and bounds of the evening were insured only at a price like this.Self-Help
Then, in a second, with an agility absolutely staggering, he was on his feet.
Then, with an agility quite remarkable, he vaulted into the saddle.
Impertinence, gayety, agility, muscle—that was what women loved in men.A Spirit in Prison
Then Cyprien climbed up a chimney pipe, with the agility of a cat.The Flood
Word Origin and History for agility
early 15c., from Old French agilité (14c.), from Latin agilitatem (nominative agilitas) "mobility, nimbleness, quickness," from agilis, from agere "to move" (see act (n.)).