nimble

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈnɪmbəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈnɪmbəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(nimbəl)


Inflections of 'nimble' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
nimbler
adj comparative
nimblest
adj superlative

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
nim•ble /ˈnɪmbəl/USA pronunciation   adj.,  -bler, -blest. 
  1. quick and light in movement;
    agile:nimble feet.
  2. quick to understand, think, plan, etc.:a nimble mind.
nim•ble•ness, n. [uncountable]
nim•bly, adv. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
nim•ble  (nimbəl),USA pronunciation adj.,  -bler, -blest. 
  1. quick and light in movement;
    moving with ease;
    agile;
    active;
    rapid:nimble feet.
  2. quick to understand, think, devise, etc.:a nimble mind.
  3. cleverly contrived:a story with a nimble plot.
nimble•ness, n. 
nimbly, adv. 
  • bef. 1000; late Middle English nymel, earlier nemel, Old English nǣmel capable, equivalent. to nǣm- (variant stem of niman to take; see nim1) + -el -le
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged lively, brisk, swift.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged alert.
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged clumsy.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
nimble /ˈnɪmbəl/ adj
  1. agile, quick, and neat in movement
  2. alert; acute
Etymology: Old English nǣmel quick to grasp, and numol quick at seizing, both from niman to take

ˈnimbleness n ˈnimbly adv
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