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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 ?
And Old Hero reckoned that as the spring came on and he grew spryer, he'd have to get out and do a little snooping around himself.
In terms of coverage the spryer did not perform better when guided by image acquisition system.
Feeling a little spryer than some of the others looked, I suggested a foot race, but was outvoted and drawing straws or some such thing decided the order.