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Synonyms for nimble
ˈnɪm bəlnim·ble

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English Synonyms and Antonyms2.0 / 1 vote

  1. nimble

    Nimble refers to lightness, freedom, and quickness of motion within a somewhat narrow range, with readiness to turn suddenly to any point; swift applies commonly to more sustained motion over greater distances; a pickpocket is nimble-fingered, a dancer nimble-footed; an arrow, a race-horse, or an ocean steamer is swift; Shakespeare's "nimble lightnings" is said of the visual appearance in sudden zigzag flash across the sky. Figuratively, we speak of nimble wit, swift intelligence, swift destruction. Alert, which is strictly a synonym for ready, comes sometimes near the meaning of nimble or quick, from the fact that the ready, wide-awake person is likely to be lively, quick, speedy. Compare ACTIVE; ALERT.

    active, agile, alert, brisk, bustling, lively, prompt, quick, speedy, sprightly, spry, swift

    clumsy, dilatory, dull, heavy, inactive, inert, slow, sluggish, unready

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms2.0 / 1 vote

  1. nimble

    agile, quick, lively, sprightly

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. agile, nimble, quick, spryadjective

    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"

    immediate, straightaway, warm, fast, speedy, spry, ready, agile, quick, prompt, flying

    stupid, unintelligent, inactive

  2. agile, nimbleadjective

    mentally quick

    "an agile mind"; "nimble wits"

    spry, agile, quick

    inactive, unintelligent, stupid

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. nimbleadjective

    agile, lively, brisk, active, smart, quick, spry, ready, alert, dapper, sprightly

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  1. nimbleadjective

    agile, sprightly, deft, lively, swift, brisk, active, spry

    slow, sluggish, clumsy, dilatory, unready, dull, heavy

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "nimble":

    agile, flexible, lightweight

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  1. Ted Anthony:

    Vijay is that rare combination of a true area expert and a genuinely nimble mind, as we integrate Asia's operations to provide a multiformat news experience for our customers, I can't imagine a better leader to help a talented staff tell stories that make a difference and figure out how to deliver our journalism in exciting and unexpected new ways.

  2. Paddy Spence:

    It is definitely kind of crazy starting a small beverage company to compete with Coke and Pepsi, but as a small player we are much more nimble and much more in touch with consumers.

  3. Arati Prabhakar:

    In a world in which pace is inexorably increasing ... the military’s current approach to harnessing complexity is outdated and inadequate, and risks leaving the nation vulnerable to adversaries developing more nimble means of adopting the latest technologies.

  4. Izaak Walton:

    Those little nimble musicians of the air, that warble forth their curious ditties, with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art.

  5. Toby Campbell-Gray:

    They will be playing the 'short' side via the ETF. Hedge funds are pretty nimble, they can get in and out of these things pretty fast, but there is a large 'short' overlay on Greece.

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  • رشيقArabic
  • àgilCatalan, Valencian
  • wendig, behänd, gelenkig, flink, schnellGerman
  • σβέλτος, ευκίνητος, εύστροφοςGreek
  • hábil, ágilSpanish
  • چابکPersian
  • ketterä, valpas, nopeaälyinen, vikkeläFinnish
  • vif, fulgurant, agile, leste, preste, viveFrench
  • éascaIrish
  • hajlékony, gyors, okos, fürge, ötletesHungarian
  • svelto, leggero, sveglio, pronto, agile, intelligente, versatileItalian
  • זָרִיזHebrew
  • inops agili peragitLatin
  • kakama, kamakama, tūkawikawiMāori
  • spits, gevat, lichtvoetig, wendbaar, behendig, alertDutch
  • rask, kjappNorwegian
  • zwinnyPolish
  • ágil, esperto, ligeiroPortuguese
  • agerRomanian
  • прово́рный, шу́стрый, нахо́дчивый, бы́стрый, сообрази́тельный, вёрткий, ло́вкийRussian
  • flink, lätt, vaken, snabbtänkt, ledig, snabb, kvick, pigg, smidig, livlig, vigSwedish
  • açıkgöz, atik, çevik, çabuklukTurkish
  • спритнийUkrainian
  • فرتیلاUrdu
  • 敏捷Chinese

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    An antonym of "besotted"
    • A. affluent
    • B. flush
    • C. stringent
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