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adjective ag·ile \ˈa-jəl, -ˌjī(-ə)l\

Simple Definition of agile

  • : able to move quickly and easily

  • : quick, smart, and clever

Full Definition of agile

  1. 1 :  marked by ready ability to move with quick easy grace <an agile dancer>

  2. 2 :  having a quick resourceful and adaptable character <an agile mind>

ag·ile·lyplay \-jə(l)-lē, -ˌjī(l)-lē\ adverb

Examples of agile

  1. Leopards are very fast and agile.

  2. <the expressive movements of agile dancers>



Origin of agile

Middle French, from Latin agilis, from agere to drive, act — more at agent


First Known Use: 1581

Rhymes with agile



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