agility

noun agil·i·ty \ ə-ˈji-lə-tē \
Updated on: 1 Dec 2017

Definition of agility

plural agilities
: the quality or state of being agile : nimbleness, dexterity
  • played with increasing agility

Examples of agility in a Sentence

  1. a gymnast whose agility on the parallel bars has won him several medals

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Origin and Etymology of agility

Middle English agilite, borrowed from Anglo-French agilitee, borrowed from Latin agilitāt-, agilitās, from agilis agile + -itāt-, -itās -ity


AGILITY Defined for Kids

agility

noun agil·i·ty \ ə-ˈji-lə-tē \

Definition of agility for Students

: the ability to move quickly and easily
  • She moved with great agility for such an old woman.
  • —Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time


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