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Synonyms for nimble
ˈnɪm bəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. agile, nimble, quick, spry(adj)

    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    stupid, unintelligent, inactive

  2. agile, nimble(adj)

    mentally quick

    "an agile mind"; "nimble wits"

    Synonyms:
    spry, agile, quick

    Antonyms:
    inactive, unintelligent, stupid

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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. nimble

    Synonyms:
    agile, quick, lively, sprightly

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. nimble(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. nimble(a)

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

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    agile, flexible, lightweight

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How to use nimble in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Woody Allen:

    I'm 80 and I can't believe it ! i'm so youthful, agile, nimble, spry, mentally alert that it's astonishing.

  3. Tom Czekanski:

    They are fast and nimble and a great piece of American ingenuity used in the war.

  4. Susan Salgado:

    Small companies are more nimble, so it’s easy to stay more closely attached to your purpose and values.

  5. Charles Krauthammer:

    Refusal to answer questions. No supreme court nominee answers questions who has any hope of getting on the court, the whole idea is not just to be calm and collected and knowledgeable, but to be nimble, he added. This is an exercise in obfuscation.


Translations for nimble

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  • àgilCatalan, Valencian
  • behänd, gelenkig, wendig, flink, schnellGerman
  • εύστροφος, σβέλτος, ευκίνητοςGreek
  • ágil, hábilSpanish
  • چابکPersian
  • valpas, nopeaälyinen, vikkelä, ketteräFinnish
  • fulgurant, vive, preste, leste, agile, vifFrench
  • éascaIrish
  • fürge, ötletes, okos, gyors, hajlékonyHungarian
  • pronto, leggero, sveglio, svelto, intelligente, agile, versatileItalian
  • inops agili peragitLatin
  • kamakama, tūkawikawi, kakamaMāori
  • alert, behendig, gevat, wendbaar, spits, lichtvoetigDutch
  • kjapp, raskNorwegian
  • ágil, ligeiro, espertoPortuguese
  • agerRomanian
  • прово́рный, бы́стрый, ло́вкий, сообрази́тельный, шу́стрый, нахо́дчивый, вёрткийRussian
  • lätt, vaken, snabbtänkt, snabb, kvick, smidig, livlig, flink, vig, pigg, ledigSwedish
  • çevik, açıkgöz, çabukluk, atikTurkish
  • 敏捷Chinese

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