spry

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. lively, alert, athletic, nimble, agile. See activity. Ant., sluggish, lethargic.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. nimble, agile, active, vigorous; see active 2 , agile .
See Synonym Study at agile .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a.
[SPRI]
active and nimble, lively.
He was surprisingly spry for a ninety-year-old.
SYN.: active, nimble, lively, vigorous, vital, hearty, *peppy, robust, brisk, quick, agile.
ANT.: lifeless, lethargic, bedridden
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Moving or performing quickly, lightly, and easily: agile, brisk, facile, nimble, quick. See ABILITY. 2. Disposed to action: active, brisk, driving, dynamic, dynamical, energetic, enterprising, lively, sprightly, vigorous, zippy. Informal: peppy, snappy. See ACTION.

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