agil·​i·​ty ə-ˈji-lə-tē How to pronounce agility (audio)
plural agilities
: the quality or state of being agile : nimbleness, dexterity
played with increasing agility

Examples of agility in a Sentence

a gymnast whose agility on the parallel bars has won him several medals
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Word History


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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of agility was in the 15th century

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“Agility.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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