brisk

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Compare Welsh brysg and French brusque.

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Adjective[edit]

brisk (comparative brisker or more brisk, superlative briskest or most brisk)

  1. Full of liveliness and activity; characterized by quickness of motion or action; lively; spirited; quick.
    We took a brisk walk yesterday.
  2. Full of spirit of life; effervescing, as liquors; sparkling; as, brisk cider.
  3. Stimulating or invigorating.
    This morning was a brisk fall day. It wasn't cold enough for frost, but you wanted to keep moving.
  4. Abrupt, curt in one's manner or in relation to others.

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Verb[edit]

brisk (third-person singular simple present brisks, present participle brisking, simple past and past participle brisked)

  1. (transitive, often with "up") To make or become lively; to enliven; to animate.

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From brej, possibly related to Proto-Indo-European *bhrisqo- 'bitter'. Compare Norwegian brisk (bitter taste), brisken (bitter, sharp), Welsh brysg, French brusque, Russian брезгать (brezgátь, nauseate, feel disgust), English brisk.

Noun[edit]

brisk

  1. razor
  2. sharp, smart, keen, freezing cold