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spry

 (sprī)
adj. spri·er (sprī′ər), spri·est (sprī′ĭst) or spry·er or spry·est
Lively, active, and brisk; vigorous.

[Perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish dialectal sprygg, brisk.]

spry′ly adv.
spry′ness n.

spry

(spraɪ)
adj, spryer, spryest, sprier or spriest
active and brisk; nimble
[C18: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare Swedish dialect spragg sprig]
ˈspryly adv
ˈspryness n

spry

(spraɪ)

adj. spry•er or spri•er, spry•est or spri•est.
nimbly energetic; agile; brisk.
[1740–50; orig. uncertain]
spry′ly, adv.
spry′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.spry - moving quickly and lightlyspry - moving quickly and lightly; "sleek and agile as a gymnast"; "as nimble as a deer"; "nimble fingers"; "quick of foot"; "the old dog was so spry it was halfway up the stairs before we could stop it"
active - characterized by energetic activity; "an active toddler"; "active as a gazelle"; "an active man is a man of action"

spry

adjective active, sprightly, lively, quick, brisk, supple, nimble, agile, nippy (Brit. informal) a spry old lady
slow, stiff, sluggish, inactive, lethargic, decrepit, doddering, awkward

spry

adjective
1. Moving or performing quickly, lightly, and easily:
Translations
حَيَوي ونَشيط
čipernýživý
aktivlivlig
sprækur
mundrs

spry

[spraɪ] ADJágil, activo

spry

[ˈspraɪ] adjvif(vive)

spry

adjrüstig

spry

[spraɪ] adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl))) → vivace, sveglio/a, arzillo/a

spry

(sprai) adjective
lively or active. a spry old gentleman.
ˈspryly adverb
ˈspryness noun
References in classic literature ?
In spite of the terror that made his body shake, George Willard was amused at the sight of the small spry figure holding the grasses and half running along the platform.
These yer orphans 'll git their house back agin, and that's enough for THEM; they're young and spry, and k'n easy earn a livin'.
Hollister, that the baste he rode was but little able to joomp from one rock to another, and the animal was as spry as a squirrel?
He heard Flambeau say to Fanshaw that no doubt this meant the pilot must keep both eyes open and be spry.
I ain't ben feelin' any too spry these last few days.
Matthew is getting up in years, you know--he's sixty-- and he isn't so spry as he once was.
I'm spry as a cricket this winter, though I have the realagy sometimes.
Yes," he answered, "there are in me the makings of a very fine loafer and also of a pretty spry sort of fellow.
They are spry enough with a knife, but you show them the business end of a shooting-iron, and they'll streak like rabbits for the nearest hole.
I am the most incurably lazy devil that ever stood in shoe leather -- that is, when the fit is on me, for I can be spry enough at times.
I can't understand a spry man of the union finding no work to do in Chicago.
Cubic Corporation's Wade Rosado, Director, Analytics-Urban Insight Associates, a subsidiary of Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS), commented on Cubic's experience with Spry on the occasion of the acquisition by WebbMason Marketing, "Through our partnership with Spry, we've been able to explore the boundaries of applied analytics in our industry, balancing innovation and discipline to ensure the solutions we supply to our customers are on point and deliver unmatched value.