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nim·ble

 (nĭm′bəl)
adj. nim·bler, nim·blest
1. Quick, light, or agile in movement or action; deft: nimble fingers.
2. Quick, clever, and acute in devising or understanding: nimble wits. See Synonyms at dexterous.

[Middle English nemel, from Old English nǣmel, quick to seize and numol, quick at learning; see nem- in Indo-European roots.]

nim′ble·ness n.
nim′bly adv.

nimble

(ˈnɪmbəl)
adj
1. agile, quick, and neat in movement: nimble fingers.
2. alert; acute: a nimble intellect.
[Old English nǣmel quick to grasp, and numol quick at seizing, both from niman to take]
ˈnimbleness n
ˈnimbly adv

nim•ble

(ˈnɪm bəl)

adj. -bler, -blest.
1. quick and light in movement; agile: nimble feet.
2. quick to understand, think, devise, etc.: a nimble mind.
3. cleverly contrived: a nimble plot.
[before 1000; late Middle English nymel, earlier nemel, Old English nǣmel capable =nǣm- (variant s. of niman to take; see nim) + -el -le]
nim′ble•ness, n.
nim′bly, adv.

nimble

  • agile - Means having quick motion and being nimble, from Latin agere, "to do."
  • flippant - Once meant "flexible, nimble, pliant."
  • chopsticks - In Chinese, the word for chopsticks originally meant "quick sticks" or "nimble ones."
  • wieldy - Means "easily controlled or handled," and once meant "agile, nimble."
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.nimble - moving quickly and lightlynimble - 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"
2.nimble - mentally quicknimble - mentally quick; "an agile mind"; "nimble wits"
intelligent - having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree; "is there intelligent life in the universe?"; "an intelligent question"

nimble

adjective
1. agile, active, lively, deft, proficient, sprightly, nippy (Brit. informal), spry, dexterous Lily, who was light and nimble on her feet, was learning to tap-dance.
agile heavy, slow, dull, awkward, clumsy, inactive, lethargic, indolent
2. alert, ready, bright (informal), sharp, keen, active, smart, quick-witted To keep your mind nimble, you must use it.

nimble

adjective
1. Moving or performing quickly, lightly, and easily:
2. Exhibiting or possessing skill and ease in performance:
Translations
رَشيق الحَرَكَه
hbitýmrštný
adræt
ketteränopeaälyinenvalpasvikkelä
fürgegyorshajlékonyokosötletes
fimur, lipur
vikriai
izveicīgs, veikls
atikçevik

nimble

[ˈnɪmbl] ADJ (nimbler (compar) (nimblest (superl))) [person, mind] → ágil; [feet] → ligero; [fingers] → hábil, diestro
nimble-fingeredde dedos hábiles
nimble-footedde pies ligeros

nimble

[ˈnɪmbəl] adj
[person, fingers] → agile; [feet] → agile; [footwork] → bon(bonne)
to be nimble on one's feet → avoir le pied léger
[mind] → vif(vive)nimble-fingered [ˌnɪmbəlˈfɪŋgərd] adjaux doigts agilesnimble-footed [ˌnɪmbəlˈfʊtɪd] adjau pied léger

nimble

adj (+er) (= quick) fingers, feetflink; person alsobehände (geh); (= agile)gelenkig, wendig, beweglich; carwendig; (= skilful)geschickt; mindbeweglich; to be very nimble at operating somethingsehr geschickt im Umgang mit etw sein; as nimble as a goatleichtfüßig (wie eine Gämse); she is still nimblesie ist noch sehr rüstig

nimble

:
nimble-fingered
adjfingerfertig
nimble-footed

nimble

[ˈnɪmbl] adj (-r (comp) (-st (superl))) (in moving) → agile; (mentally) → vivace, sveglio/a

nimble

(ˈnimbl) adjective
quick and light in movement. a nimble jump.
ˈnimbly adverb
References in classic literature ?
She was a nimble little needlewoman, and they were finished before anyone got tired of them.
WHEN SPRING CAME, AFTER that hard winter, one could not get enough of the nimble air.
That colt, at least, must die," muttered the scout, grasping at the mane of the nimble beast, which easily eluded his hand; "Uncas, your arrows
And, amid these rich and potent devices of the culinary art (not one of which, probably, had been tested, within the memory of any man's grandfather), poor Hepzibah was seeking for some nimble little titbit, which, with what skill she had, and such materials as were at hand, she might toss up for breakfast.
The scholars were hurried through their lessons without stopping at trifles; those who were nimble skipped over half with impunity, and those who were tardy had a smart application now and then in the rear, to quicken their speed or help them over a tall word.
And if he were not lively about it, if he did not go with a nimble hop-skip-and-jump, then Tashtego had an ungentlemanly way of accelerating him by darting a fork at his back, harpoonwise.
But he is not listening to them, he is there for business; he is not minding the cloak-bearers that come fluttering around to confuse him; he chases this way, he chases that way, and hither and yon, scattering the nimble banderillos in every direction like a spray, and receiving their maddening darts in his neck as they dodge and fly - oh, but it's a lively spectacle, and brings down the house
When he emerged at the quarry he felt secure, and so he picked up his nimble heels and flew.
Reed looked up from her work; her eye settled on mine, her fingers at the same time suspended their nimble movements.
No restless footsteps pattered on the stairs; no nimble tongue was heard chattering here, there, and everywhere, from the garret to the kitchen -the house seemed hardly like itself, with the one ever-disturbing element in the family serenity suddenly withdrawn from it.
The joker rapped it with his own, took a nimble spring upward, and came down in a fantastic dancing attitude, with one of his stained shoes jerked off his foot into his hand, and held out.
She looked very pretty, and was very merry; but the little feet that used to be so nimble when they danced round Jip, were dull and motionless.