Two women out for a brisk walk.
- An example of something that would be described as brisk is a chilly fall day.
- An example of something that would be described as brisk is a fast walk.
- quick in manner or movement; energetic: a brisk pace
- cool, dry, and bracing: brisk air
- pungent, keen, sharp, etc.: a brisk taste, a brisk tone of voice
- active; busy: brisk trading
Origin of briskfrom uncertain or unknown; perhaps French brusque, brusque
- Marked by speed, liveliness, and vigor; energetic: had a brisk walk in the park.
- Keen or sharp in speech or manner: a brisk greeting.
- Stimulating and invigorating: a brisk wind.
- Pleasantly zestful: a brisk tea.
Origin of briskProbably of Scandinavian origin
(comparative brisker or more brisk, superlative briskest or most brisk)
- Full of liveliness and activity; characterized by quickness of motion or action; lively; spirited; quick.
- We took a brisk walk yesterday.
- Full of spirit of life; effervescing, as liquors; sparkling; as, brisk cider.
- Stimulating or invigorating.
- This morning was a brisk fall day. It wasn't cold enough for frost, but you wanted to keep moving.
- Abrupt, curt in one's manner or in relation to others.
(third-person singular simple present brisks, present participle brisking, simple past and past participle brisked)