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Syllabification: ag·ile
Pronunciation: /ˈajəl

Definition of agile in English:


1Able to move quickly and easily: Ruth was as agile as a monkey
More example sentences
  • And, to be honest, he did not seem to be that agile as he moved around stage.
  • They are so agile when they move, thanks to their abundance of elastic muscles.
  • Very active and agile, the young ones move around the open area without fear.
literary fleet, lightsome
alert, sharp, acute, shrewd, astute, perceptive, quick-witted
1.1Able to think and understand quickly: his vague manner concealed an agile mind
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  • He offers a heroic portrait of a CIA director rebuilding the agency into a more agile, effective organization, partly along network lines.
  • Leaders can also use the agility checklist to ensure training events are developing the most agile leaders possible.
  • The right software can make any size company more efficient, more agile, more responsive.
2Relating to or denoting a method of project management, used especially for software development, that is characterized by the division of tasks into short phases of work and frequent reassessment and adaptation of plans: agile methods replace high-level design with frequent redesign Contrasted with waterfall (adjective).
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  • One thing that an agile team should definitely be able to do is deliver software by a certain date.
  • In a perfect world an agile team is collaborating, interacting, discussing and reviewing almost everything they do.
  • I had been looking for some software to manage web projects in an agile and collaborative way.


late Middle English: via French from Latin agilis, from agere 'do'.



Pronunciation: /ˈajə(l)lē/
Example sentences
  • Tamar led the way once again to the ladder and ascended quickly and agilely.
  • Hopping lightly and agilely, she smiled triumphantly as her foot landed on the edge.
  • To visit O'Brien's is a unique experience, as Frank O'Brien, walks agilely from the grocery to serve his customers in the adjoining bar.


Pronunciation: /əˈjilitē/
Example sentences
  • In fact, it may make or break an artist depending on their ability and agility in taking risks.
  • All of a sudden, his skills and agility were rendered useless by a sudden gust of angry wind.
  • After a few weeks I got so I could move my feet with the same agility and dexterity as my hands.

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