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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
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