AskDefine | Define brisk

Dictionary Definition

brisk adj
1 quick and energetic; "a brisk walk in the park"; "a lively gait"; "a merry chase"; "traveling at a rattling rate"; "a snappy pace"; "a spanking breeze" [syn: lively, merry, rattling, snappy, spanking, zippy]
2 imparting vitality and energy; "the bracing mountain air" [syn: bracing, energizing, energising, fresh, refreshing, refreshful, tonic]
3 very active; "doing a brisk business" v : become brisk; "business brisked up" [syn: brisk up, brisken]

User Contributed Dictionary




  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.


Full of liveliness and activity
Full of spirit of life
  • German: lebhaft, vital
Stimulating or invigorating
  • German: anregend




Extensive Definition

Brisk may refer to:
  • Brest, Belarus (Brest-Litovsk) Brisk (בריסק) is the city's name in Yiddish
  • The Brisk yeshivas and methods, a school of Jewish thought originated by the Soloveitchik family of Brest.
  • Brisk, an iced tea soft drink produced by a joint venture between the Pepsi-Cola Company and Lipton.
  • Brisk as an adjective means "strong and cold"—usually only used in the context of a brisk wind; or "swift"—a brisk pace. (As an adverb, "briskly" means "swiftly".)
  • BRISK, an Italian biotechnology company, specialized in surgical devices.
brisk in Norwegian Nynorsk: Brisk

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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