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Synonyms for nimble
ˈnɪm bəlnim·ble

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 Antonyms

  1. nimble

    agile, quick, lively, sprightly

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  1. nimbleadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. nimbleadjective

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

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

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  1. List of paraphrases for "nimble":

    agile, flexible, lightweight

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How to use nimble in a sentence?

  1. Barack Obama:

    This problem is not going to go away. It is going to accelerate. And that means that we have to be as nimble, as aggressive and as well-resourced as those who are trying to break into these systems.

  2. Ted Whiteside:

    We need mobile forces nimble enough to come to the assistance of others.

  3. Derek Neldner:

    Some of the market turbulence we've seen has slowed down deal activity. So issuers need to be a lot more nimble and timing becomes more important.

  4. Russell Worth Parker:

    The Team America folks are younger, faster, more nimble and vastly more knowledgeable about how to use social media and use the digital space to good effect. things were so chaotic.

  5. Mark Rosekind:

    We keep talking nimble, flexible. Two years is like ancient now. That's being reviewed.

Translations for nimble

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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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