Dictionary.com

brisk

[ brisk ]
/ brɪsk /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: brisk / briskly / briskness on Thesaurus.com

adjective, brisk·er, brisk·est.

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.

verb (used with or without object), brisked, brisk·ing.

to make or become brisk; liven (often followed by up).

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON THE 12 TYPES OF VERB TENSES!

Loosen up your grammar muscles because it’s time to test your knowledge on verb tenses!
Question 1 of 6
The verb tenses can be split into which 3 primary categories?

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of brisk

First recorded in 1580–90; of uncertain origin

OTHER WORDS FROM brisk

brisk·ly, adverbbrisk·ness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use brisk in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for brisk

brisk
/ (brɪsk) /

adjective

lively and quick; vigorousa brisk walk; trade was brisk
invigorating or sharpbrisk weather

verb

(often foll by up) to enliven; make or become brisk

Derived forms of brisk

briskly, adverbbriskness, noun

Word Origin for brisk

C16: probably variant of brusque
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK