(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. nimble, active, spry; quick, acrobatic, athletic. See activity, skill.Ant., awkward.
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. nimble, quick, spry, deft, lithe, sprightly, supple, dexterous, limber, athletic, easy-moving, well-coordinated, graceful, vigorous, frisky, spirited, rapid, prompt, tripping, active, ready, winged, swift-footed, alive, buoyant, energetic, brisk, lively, swift, alert, keen, sharp, flexible, resourceful, fleet, sure-footed, light-footed, nimble-footed, mercurial, light-fingered, nimble-fingered.
Ant. awkward*, slow, clumsy.
Syn.- agile and nimble both imply rapidity, ease, and lightness of movement, agile emphasizing dexterity in the use of the limbs and nimble , deftness in the performance of some act; quick implies rapidity and promptness, seldom indicating, out of context, the degree of skillfulness; spry suggests nimbleness or alacrity, esp. as displayed by vigorous elderly people; sprightly implies animation or vivacity and suggests lightheartedness
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a.
[AJ il]
nimble and quick.
The agile basketball player darted past the defense to score the winning basket.
SYN.: nimble, quick, spry, deft, keen, brisk, light-footed, dexterous, sprightly, active, lithe, lively, supple.
ANT.: clumsy, ponderous, oafish
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Moving or performing quickly, lightly, and easily: brisk, facile, nimble, quick, spry. See ABILITY.

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