briskest

brisk

[brisk]
adjective, brisker, briskest.
1.
quick and active; lively: brisk trading; a brisk walk.
2.
sharp and stimulating: brisk weather; brisk wind.
3.
(of liquors) effervescing vigorously: brisk cider.
4.
abrupt; curt: I was surprised by her rather brisk tone.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), brisked, brisking.
5.
to make or become brisk; liven (often followed by up ).

Origin:
1580–90; of uncertain origin

briskly, adverb
briskness, noun


1. spry, energetic, alert.


1. languid.
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brisk (brɪsk)
 
adj
1.  lively and quick; vigorous: a brisk walk; trade was brisk
2.  invigorating or sharp: brisk weather
 
vb
3.  (often foll by up) to enliven; make or become brisk
 
[C16: probably variant of brusque]
 
'briskly
 
adv
 
'briskness
 
n

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brisk
1550s, as Scottish bruisk, probably an alteration of Fr. brusque (q.v.).
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