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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
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University of the East head coach Derrick Pumaren is usually a spryly man walking around the sideline with vigor and intensity that can match up to his players.
For a frail white-haired woman confined to an armchair in front of the television news most days, Yiayia Elli still jumps up rather spryly when the doorbell or telephone ring.
Before I'd had the chance to open my mouth, the moderator leapt spryly to her feet and whispered to me that I should keep it brief because we had very little time for discussion.
But Rodgers had to step away from the rush and did so spryly before hitting Andrew Quarless in the back of the end zone.
Had Jacob suffered either of these two disabling blows he would not be walking spryly toward Esau two or three hours later.