Definition of Brisk

1. Verb. Become brisk. "Business brisked up"

Exact synonyms: Brisk Up, Brisken
Generic synonyms: Accelerate, Quicken, Speed, Speed Up



2. Adjective. Quick and energetic. "A spanking breeze"
Exact synonyms: Alert, Lively, Merry, Rattling, Snappy, Spanking, Zippy
Similar to: Energetic
Derivative terms: Briskness, Liveliness, Zip

3. Adjective. Imparting vitality and energy. "The bracing mountain air"
Exact synonyms: Bracing, Fresh, Refreshful, Refreshing, Tonic
Similar to: Invigorating
Derivative terms: Freshness

4. Adjective. Very active. "Doing a brisk business"
Similar to: Active

Definition of Brisk

1. a. Full of liveliness and activity; characterized by quickness of motion or action; lively; spirited; quick.

2. v. t. & i. To make or become lively; to enliven; to animate; to take, or cause to take, an erect or bold attitude; -- usually with up.

Definition of Brisk

1. Adjective. Full of liveliness and activity; characterized by quickness of motion or action; lively; spirited; quick. ¹

2. Adjective. Full of spirit of life; effervescing, as liquors; sparkling; as, brisk cider. ¹

3. Adjective. Stimulating or invigorating. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Brisk

1. lively [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: lively

Lexicographical Neighbors of Brisk

briquet
briquets
briquette
briquetted
briquettes
briquetting
bris
brisance
brisances
brisant
brise
brise soleil
brise soleils
brises
brisk (current term)
brisk up
brisked
brisken
briskened
briskens
brisker
briskest
brisket
brisket disease
briskets
brisking
briskish
briskly
briskness

Literary usage of Brisk

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The British Drama: Comprehending the Best Plays in the English Language (1804)
"brisk. The fiddles have stayed this hour in the hall, ... brisk. No more I have, 'egad, for I adore don't know whether to be splenetic, or airy upon it; ..."

2. The Fruits and Fruit Trees of America: Or, The Culture, Propagation, and by Andrew Jackson Downing, Charles Downing (1860)
"Calyx very small, partially closed, set in a shallow basin. Flesh buttery, juicy, melting, with a brisk, vinous, aromatic flavour. November and December. ..."

3. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1922)
"Vet how often do we find this "star salesman" being shamefully neglected? How often is the show window used A MASSED DISPLAY BROUGHT brisk RESULTS ..."

4. The Lancet (1842)
"... the patient feels no inconvenience, and is soon quite well ; if it be suddenly arrested, as by cold applied to the feet or face, brisk purging or ..."

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