adjective, brisk·er, brisk·est.
verb (used with or without object), brisked, brisk·ing.
- brisbane box,
- brisement forcé,
Origin of brisk
Examples from the Web for briskly
There is an automatism to him, a preternatural talent for responding exactly, and briskly, with what is expected.
Anyone who thought Jacqueline Kennedy was cut off from the day-to-day trials of the New Frontier has now been briskly disabused.
While the fashion world wailed about the effect of the collapse of the economy on retail, she briskly assumed the leadership role.
The myth of “the Special Relationship” that Churchill invented is briskly demolished.
Why did no one call our attention to the beating of the big drum which was going on so briskly on the Teutonic Parnassus?Some Diversions of a Man of Letters|Edmund William Gosse
A short pull brought the dory on to land, and briskly the girls sprang ashore.The Girl Scouts at Sea Crest|Lillian Garis
Recognizing the little figure at the easel, they came at once to see what she was working at so briskly.A Fourth Form Friendship|Angela Brazil
Encouraged by the reports from Greenland, new colonists ventured out, and house-building went on briskly.Days of the Discoverers|L. Lamprey
"Well, I'm going," said Caroline so briskly that her mother and sisters looked at her in surprise.The Builders|Ellen Glasgow
Word Origin for brisk
1550s, as Scottish bruisk, probably an alteration of French brusque (see brusque). Related: Briskly; briskness.