Share this entry


Synonyms of nimble in English:


  • 1 he was surprisingly nimble on his feet she tore off the ring with nimble fingers
    agile, lithe, sprightly, acrobatic, light-footed, nimble-footed, light, light on one's feet, fleet-footed, spry, lively, active, quick, quick-moving, graceful, supple, limber, lissom, flexible, skilful, deft, dexterous, adroit
    literary fleet, lightsome
    [Antonyms] stiff, clumsy, lumbering
  • 2 the boy had a nimble mind
    [Antonyms] dull
  • Definition of nimble in:

    Share this entry


    What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

    Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

    Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

    Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

    Word of the day confidant
    Pronunciation: ˈkɒnfɪdant
    a person with whom one shares a secret...