Word Of The Week (WOW #42)

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Word Of the Week (WOW) is a weekly prompt created by Heena Rathore P. (me.)2

It’s a fun way to improve one’s vocabulary by learning new words every week.

If you want to participate then simply do a post with your WORD and leave the link to your post as a comment on one of my WOW post.

Here’s this week’s WOW:WOW



Part Of Speech:



  • Comparative adjective: nimbler
  • Superlative adjective: nimblest


  • /ˈnɪmb(ə)l/
  • nim-ble
  • Audio


  • Quick and light in movement or action; agile.
  • Able to think and understand quickly.


  • Agile, lithe, sprightly, light, spry, quick.
  • Observant, astute, perceptive, intelligent, clever, smart.


  • Stiff, clumsy, lumbering.
  • Dull.

Phrases/Informal Synonyms:

  • Light-footed, nimble-footed, light on one’s feet, fleet-footed, quick-moving, nippy, zippy, twinkle-toed.
  • Quick-thinking, quick-witted, nimble-witted, wide awake, quick off the mark, on the ball, quick on the uptake, whip-smart.

Word Origin:

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

Usage Note:

Use In Sentences:

  • Her mind was so nimble and she was so quick to learn.
  • With a deft motion of her nimble fingers.
  • Jack be nimble,
    Jack be quick,
    Jack jump over the candlestick.image

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