Antonyms for nimbleness

Grammar : Noun
Spell : nim-buhl
Phonetic Transcription : ˈnɪm bəl

Definition of nimbleness

Origin :
  • "agile, light-footed," c.1300, nemel, from Old English næmel "quick to grasp" (attested but once), related to niman "to take," from Proto-Germanic *nemanan (cf. Old Saxon, Old Dutch, Gothic niman, Old Norse nema, Old Frisian nima, German nehmen "to take"), from PIE root *nem- "to divide, distribute, allot," also "to take" (cf. Greek nemein "to deal out," nemesis "just indignation," Latin numerus "number," Lithuanian nuoma "rent, interest," Middle Irish nos "custom, usage"). With excrescent -b- from c.1500 (cf. limb (n.1)). Related: Nimbleness. In 17c., English had nimblechaps "talkative fellow."
  • noun grace
Example sentences :
  • Well, you shall acquire your nimbleness and strength by playing what is worth playing.
  • Extract from : « Michael » by E. F. Benson
  • And I rubbed my hands, instantly pleased with myself and my nimbleness.
  • Extract from : « The God of Love » by Justin Huntly McCarthy
  • It climbs trees and explores them with great ease and nimbleness.
  • Extract from : « Squirrels and Other Fur-Bearers » by John Burroughs
  • I took to my heels; but this was the vainest of stratagems, they beat me in nimbleness.
  • Extract from : « The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete » by George Meredith
  • By-and-by, according to their nimbleness, they are elevated to "layers-on."
  • Extract from : « Women in the Printing Trades. » by Various
  • No man ever envies us the nimbleness by which we can elude logic and get at truth?
  • Extract from : « The Joys of Being a Woman » by Winifred Kirkland
  • Her nimbleness and skill in dodging filled us with amazement.
  • Extract from : « Master Reynard » by Jane Fielding
  • They are lively and agile; they climb, run, and leap with as much grace as nimbleness.
  • Extract from : « The Desert World » by Arthur Mangin
  • Dufour leaped to his feet with the nimbleness and dangerous celerity of a tiger.
  • Extract from : « A Fortnight of Folly » by Maurice Thompson
  • What Musa lost for lack of arms, was half returned in nimbleness.
  • Extract from : « God Wills It! » by William Stearns Davis

Synonyms for nimbleness

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