Brisk meaning

brĭsk
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Quick in manner or movement; energetic.

A brisk pace.

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The definition of brisk is chilly weather or something energetic, lively and fast-paced.

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.

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Keen or sharp in speech or manner.

A brisk greeting.

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Stimulating and invigorating.

A brisk wind.

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Pleasantly zestful.

A brisk tea.

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Marked by speed, liveliness, and vigor; energetic.

Had a brisk walk in the park.

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Cool, dry, and bracing.

Brisk air.

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Pungent, keen, sharp, etc.

A brisk taste, a brisk tone of voice.

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Active; busy.

Brisk trading.

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Full of liveliness and activity; characterized by quickness of motion or action; lively; spirited; quick.

We took a brisk walk yesterday.

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Full of spirit of life; effervescing, as liquors; sparkling; as, brisk cider.
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Stimulating or invigorating.

This morning was a brisk fall day. It wasn't cold enough for frost, but you wanted to keep moving.

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Abrupt, curt in one's manner or in relation to others.
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(often with "up") To make or become lively; to enliven; to animate.
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Origin of brisk

  • Probably of Scandinavian origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Uncertain. Compare Welsh brysg and French brusque.

    From Wiktionary