Pronunciation /ˈnɪmb(ə)l/
adjective nimbler, nimblest
1 Quick and light in movement or action; agile.
1.1 (of the mind) able to think and understand quickly.

Old English nǣmel ‘quick to seize or comprehend’, related to niman ‘take’, of Germanic origin. The -b- was added for ease of pronunciation.


Crossing the mountain’s steep rock slopes, with no observable slips, mountain goats are the epitome of being nimble.

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