legerity
noun Etymology: Middle French legereté, from Old French, lightness, from leger light, from Vulgar Latin *leviarius, from Latin levis — more at light Date: 1561 alert facile quickness of mind or body

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  • Legerity — Le*ger i*ty (l[ e]*j[e^]r [i^]*t[y^]), n. [F. l[ e]g[ e]ret[ e]. See 3d {Leger}.] Lightness; nimbleness. [Archaic] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • legerity — *celerity, alacrity Analogous words: nimbleness, agility, briskness, spryness (see corresponding adjectives at AGILE): swiftness, fleetness, rapidity (see corresponding adjectives at FAST): dexterity, ease, *readiness, facility: dispatch,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • legerity — [lə jer′ə tē] n. physical or mental agility or quickness; nimbleness …   English World dictionary

  • legerity — /leuh jer i tee/, n. physical or mental quickness; nimbleness; agility. [1555 65; < MF legerete, equiv. to leger ( < VL *leviarius; see LEVITY, ARY) + ete ITY] Syn. lightness, grace, alacrity, celerity. * * * …   Universalium

  • legerity — noun alert quickness of mind or body …   Wiktionary

  • legerity — n 1. agility, nimbleness, deftness, dex terousness, light footedness, spryness, Dial. gainliness; grace, coordination, suppleness, litheness; alacrity, celerity, quickness, fleetness, fleet footedness, swiftness, rapidity; liveliness,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • legerity — le·ger·i·ty …   English syllables

  • legerity — le•ger•i•ty [[t]ləˈdʒɛr ɪ ti[/t]] n. physical or mental quickness; nimbleness; agility • Etymology: 1555–65; < MF legerete < VL *leviārius; see levity …   From formal English to slang

  • legerity — noun the gracefulness of a person or animal that is quick and nimble • Syn: ↑agility, ↑lightness, ↑lightsomeness, ↑nimbleness • Derivationally related forms: ↑nimble (for: ↑nimbleness), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • celerity — celerity, alacrity, legerity are comparable when they are used in reference to human beings and denote quickness in movement or action. Celerity stresses speed in moving or especially in accomplishing work {she could, when she chose, work with… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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