Pronunciation Adjective

brisk (comparative brisker, superlative briskest)

  1. Full of liveliness and activity; characterized by quickness of motion or action
    Synonyms: lively, spirited, quick
    We took a brisk walk yesterday.
  2. Full of spirit of life; effervescing
  3. (archaic) sparkling; fizzy
    brisk cider
  4. Stimulating or invigorating.
    This morning was a brisk fall day. It wasn't cold enough for frost, but you wanted to keep moving.
  5. Abrupt, curt in one's manner or in relation to others.
    • 1919, W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence, ch. 15
      Her manner was brisk, and her good-breeding scarcely concealed her conviction that if you were not a soldier you might as well be a counter-jumper.
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brisk (brisks, present participle brisking; past and past participle brisked)

  1. (ambitransitive, often with "up") To make or become lively; to enliven; to animate.

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