brisk

brisk
UK [brɪsk] / US adjective
Word forms "brisk":
adjective brisk comparative brisker superlative briskest
1) moving or acting quickly

We went for a brisk walk.

The committee got off to a brisk start at its first meeting.

a) speaking quickly and only saying what is necessary. This word is sometimes used for saying that someone seems unfriendly

He nodded to me with a brisk "Morning, Sir".

b) if business is brisk, a lot of things are being sold quickly
2) if it is brisk, the weather is fairly cold and a fairly strong wind is blowing

a brisk wind


Derived words:
briskly
adverb
briskness
noun uncountable

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  • brisk — brisk·en; brisk·ly; brisk·ness; brisk; …   English syllables

  • Brisk — (br[i^]sk), a. [Cf. W. brysg, fr. brys haste, Gael. briosg quick, lively, Ir. broisg a start, leap, jerk.] 1. Full of liveliness and activity; characterized by quickness of motion or action; lively; spirited; quick. [1913 Webster] Cheerily, boys; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brisk — Brisk, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Bricked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bricking}.] To make or become lively; to enliven; to animate; to take, or cause to take, an erect or bold attitude; usually with up. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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