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nimble | nimbleness

nimble nimbleness nimbler
quick and light in movement or action
  • How to Memorize
    • nimble - agile
  • Analysis

    The word ‘nimble’ is versatile and can be used to refer to somebody who is physically quick and agile, or to a person’s mental quickness, characterized by comprehension, alertness, and resourcefulness. Further, the term can also relate the ability of an inanimate object, such as a company, to adapt and change swiftly.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymsdeftsprightly, fleet,
    Antonymsmaladroitcumbersome, lumbering,
  • Example(s)
    1. Sandra’s nimble mind solved the equation before I even had the chance to start working it out!

    2. Declan is quite a heavy-set, cumbersome guy. He’s certainly not noted for his nimbleness.

    3. Small companies are nimbler than larger ones, making it easier for them to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances.