Adjective "agile" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Able to move quickly and easily.
  1. 'As analysts, we must always be flexible and agile enough to be able to handle the new issues.'
  2. 'A pregnant woman needs exercise to keep her body and limbs supple and agile to ensure easy labour.'
  3. 'We hitch a lift in a Lynx, the sports car of military helicopters: small, agile and nippy.'
  4. 'He exuded class, confidence and style and for a heavily-built man was very agile and nimble.'
  5. 'He is in effect trapped within his body as his mind remains agile.'
  6. 'The bubbling minds and agile movements of the kids all through the recent celebration said it all.'
  7. 'And, to be honest, he did not seem to be that agile as he moved around stage.'
  8. 'However, the Astra is such an agile and nimble car that you may very well avoid an accident altogether.'
  9. 'Slow of foot, but agile of mind, how did he catch the speedy antelope and other game which provided him with his protein?'
  10. 'Like all the best criminals, spammers have agile minds and always manage to stay one step ahead of the filter technology.'
  11. 'his vague manner concealed an agile mind'
  12. 'He offers a heroic portrait of a CIA director rebuilding the agency into a more agile, effective organization, partly along network lines.'
  13. 'The aim of this study is to initially identify some of the factors critical for successful agile organisations in managing their supply chains.'
  14. 'Continuing changes in the marketplace, including new entrants, has given rise to the need to be more cost competitive and agile.'
  15. 'Bilal wondered how anybody with such a smile, such an agile turn of phrase, could consider himself undistinguished.'
  16. 'Leaders can also use the agility checklist to ensure training events are developing the most agile leaders possible.'
  17. 'We need men and women who are mentally and physically robust and intellectually agile.'
  18. 'Short-lived, transitory projects and the open exchange of ideas filters our emotions through an agile and razor sharp intelligence.'
  19. 'Using this information, HP is able to recommend specific actions the company can take to become more agile.'
  20. 'Expecting any commander who is overly supervised in garrison to suddenly become an agile, adaptive leader in a field environment is unrealistic.'
  21. 'And in his conversation he displayed a quick, agile and fair mind.'
Relating 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.
  1. 'In a perfect world an agile team is collaborating, interacting, discussing and reviewing almost everything they do.'
  2. 'My experiencee suggests that agile approaches can be successful in almost every kind of development team and in almost all organizations.'
  3. 'I had been looking for some software to manage web projects in an agile and collaborative way.'


1. quick and well-coordinated in movement; lithe: an agile leap.

2. active; lively: an agile person.

3. marked by an ability to think quickly; mentally acute or aware: She's 95 and still very agile.

More examples(as adjective)

"sippings can be agile as cousins."

"people can be agile in moments."

"people can be agile for sizes."

"people can be agile as goats."

"people can be agile as dolphins."

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Late Middle English: via French from Latin agilis, from agere ‘do’.