nimbleness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nimbleness - intelligence as revealed by quickness and alertness of mind; "nimbleness of wit and imagination"
intelligence - the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience
2.nimbleness - the gracefulness of a person or animal that is quick and nimblenimbleness - the gracefulness of a person or animal that is quick and nimble
gracefulness - beautiful carriage

nimbleness

noun
1. agility, skill, grace, lightness, proficiency, dexterity, alacrity, adroitness, sprightliness, nippiness (Brit. informal), spryness The friar leapt to his feet with a nimbleness we could scarcely credit.
2. smartness, brightness (informal), sharpness, alertness, keenness, quick-wittedness One needed all one's nimbleness of wit to answer their questions.

nimbleness

noun
The quality or state of being mentally agile:
Translations

nimbleness

[ˈnɪmblnɪs] N [of person] → agilidad f; [of feet] → ligereza f; [of fingers] → destreza f

nimbleness

n (of fingers, feet)Flinkheit f; (of person)Flinkheit f, → Behändigkeit f (geh); (= agility)Gelenkigkeit f, → Wendigkeit f, → Beweglichkeit f; (= skilfulness)Geschicklichkeit f, → Geschick nt; (of mind)Beweglichkeit f
References in classic literature ?
No doubt a fair amount of climbing up iron ladders can be achieved by an active man in a ship's engine-room, but I remember moments when even to my supple limbs and pride of nimbleness the sailing- ship's machinery seemed to reach up to the very stars.
The nimbleness of a dancing-master is not at all prejudiced by being taught to move; nor doth any mechanic, I believe, exercise his tools the worse by having learnt to use them.
Mugridge seemed to be in rabid fear of the water, and he exhibited a nimbleness and speed we did not dream he possessed.
And now that's done," said the blind man; and at the words he suddenly left hold of me, and with incredible accuracy and nimbleness, skipped out of the parlour and into the road, where, as I still stood motionless, I could hear his stick go tap-tap-tapping into the distance.
Postponing, therefore, for the present, my suicidal design, I just slipped my nether extremities into the sleeves of my coat, and betook myself to a pursuit of the felon with all the nimbleness which the case required and its circumstances would admit.
Moreover, I do verily believe that this overstrength of my body hath taken the nimbleness out of my heels.
But for Tarzan's nimbleness, and the zealous watchfulness of savage Kala's mother love, Tublat would long since have rid himself of this stain upon his family escutcheon.
Pickwick, blinded shortly afterwards with a silk handkerchief, falling up against the wall, and scrambling into corners, and going through all the mysteries of blind-man's buff, with the utmost relish for the game, until at last he caught one of the poor relations, and then had to evade the blind-man himself, which he did with a nimbleness and agility that elicited the admiration and applause of all beholders.
When that has educated the frame to self-possession, to nimbleness, to grace, the steps of the dancing-master are better forgotten; so painting teaches me the splendor of color and the expression of form, and as I see many pictures and higher genius in the art, I see the boundless opulence of the pencil, the indifferency in which the artist stands free to choose out of the possible forms.
There was one came upon me and raised the hue-and-cry', that it would have gone hard with, but for his nimbleness.
Van Helsing stepped from the carriage with the eager nimbleness of a boy.
She stayed once in a house where there was an Englishman, and his nimbleness in regard to doors and chairs so impressed her that her husband has had no peace since, and each time she has to go out of a room she is reminded of her disregarded wishes, so that a shut door is to her symbolic of the failure of her married life, and the very sight of one makes her wonder why she was born; at least, that is what she told me once, in a burst of confidence.