nimble Definition

  • 1quick and light in movement or action
  • 2clever and able to think quickly

Using nimble: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "nimble" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The nimble cat jumped over the fence.

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    She has a nimble mind and can solve problems quickly.

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    The gymnast's nimble movements impressed the judges.

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    He was nimble-fingered and could pick locks easily.

nimble Synonyms and Antonyms

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Antonyms for nimble

Phrases with nimble

  • nimble-witted

    mentally quick and sharp


    Her nimble-witted response won the debate.

  • nimble as a cat

    very agile and quick-moving


    The thief was nimble as a cat, evading the police with ease.

  • nimble on one's feet

    able to move quickly and easily


    The dancer was nimble on her feet, executing complex moves with grace.


Summary: nimble in Brief

Nimble [ˈnɪmbəl] describes someone or something that is quick and light in movement or action, or clever and able to think quickly. Examples include 'The nimble cat jumped over the fence' and 'She has a nimble mind and can solve problems quickly.' Nimble extends into phrases like 'nimble-witted,' denoting mental quickness, and 'nimble as a cat,' implying agility.

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