adj. nim·bler, nim·blest
1. Quick, light, or agile in movement or action; deft: nimble fingers. See Synonyms at dexterous.
2. Quick, clever, and acute in devising or understanding: nimble wits.
[Middle English nemel, from Old English nmel, quick to seize and numol, quick at learning; see nem- in Indo-European roots.]
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ThesaurusLegend: Synonyms Related Words AntonymsAdj. 1. nimble - 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"
agile, spry, quick
active - characterized by energetic activity; "an active toddler"; "active as a gazelle"; "an active man is a man of action"
2. nimble - 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"
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