AskDefine | Define nimbleness

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nimbleness n : the gracefulness of a person or animal that is quick and nimble [syn: agility, legerity, lightness, lightsomeness]

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Noun

  1. the quality of being nimble
    • , IV.iii
      'Tis better that the enemy seek us;
      So shall he waste his means, weary his soldiers,
      Doing himself offense, whilst we lying still
      Are full of rest, defense, and nimbleness.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

acuity, acuteness, adroitness, agility, alacrity, alertness, aptitude, aptness, attention, attentiveness, braininess, brightness, brilliance, briskness, clear thinking, cleverness, dexterity, dispatch, esprit, expedition, expeditiousness, featliness, flair, genius, giftedness, gifts, keen-wittedness, keenness, lightness, mental alertness, mercurial mind, native cleverness, nimble mind, nimble-wittedness, nous, promptitude, promptness, punctuality, quick parts, quick thinking, quick wit, quick-wittedness, quickness, readiness, ready wit, savvy, sharp-wittedness, sharpness, sleeplessness, smartness, smarts, speediness, sprightly wit, spryness, swiftness, talent, wakefulness
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