- quick and active; lively: brisk trading; a brisk walk.
- sharp and stimulating: brisk weather; brisk wind.
- (of liquors) effervescing vigorously: brisk cider.
- abrupt; curt: I was surprised by her rather brisk tone.
- to make or become brisk; liven (often followed by up).
Origin of brisk
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Antonyms for brisk
Related Words for brisknessalacrity, swiftness, velocity, acceleration, agility, quickness, pace, momentum, rapidity, brio, acumen, dexterity, vigor, intensity, earnestness, alertness, cleverness, sharpness, urgency, rush
Examples from the Web for briskness
Historical Examples of briskness
"Wednesday's only four days off," she said, with a fine assumption of briskness.Quaint Courtships
A drink of spirits helped me; my blood presently flowed with briskness.The Frozen Pirate
W. Clark Russell
For this last, 79 it is impossible to have too much agility and briskness.A Treatise on the Art of Dancing
With an air of briskness he went into the Internacional dining-room.Children of the Desert
She came into the room with the briskness of a March flurry of snow.The Woman Beautiful
Helen Follett Stevans
- lively and quick; vigorousa brisk walk; trade was brisk
- invigorating or sharpbrisk weather
- (often foll by up) to enliven; make or become brisk
Word Origin for brisk
1550s, as Scottish bruisk, probably an alteration of French brusque (see brusque). Related: Briskly; briskness.