briskness


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brisk

 (brĭsk)
adj. brisk·er, brisk·est
1. Marked by speed, liveliness, and vigor; energetic: had a brisk walk in the park.
2. Keen or sharp in speech or manner: a brisk greeting.
3. Stimulating and invigorating: a brisk wind.
4. Pleasantly zestful: a brisk tea.

[Probably of Scandinavian origin.]

brisk′ly adv.
brisk′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.briskness - liveliness and eagernessbriskness - liveliness and eagerness; "he accepted with alacrity"; "the smartness of the pace soon exhausted him"
sprightliness, liveliness, spirit, life - animation and energy in action or expression; "it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"
Translations

briskness

[ˈbrɪsknɪs] N [of walk, movement] → brío m; [of manner] → brusquedad f; [of trade] → dinamismo m

briskness

[ˈbrɪsknɪs] n
(= energy) → vivacité f
(= brusqueness) → brusquerie f

briskness

n
(of person, way of speaking)Forschheit f; (of sales assistant, service)Flottheit f, → Flinkheit f; (of walk, pace)flottes Tempo; feeling warmed by the briskness of their walk, they …durch den flotten Spaziergang aufgewärmt, … sie …
(Comm etc, of trade, sales, bidding) → Lebhaftigkeit f
(of wind, weather)Frische f

briskness

[ˈbrɪsknɪs] n (of person, tone) → sbrigatività; (of walk) → rapidità; (of trade) → vivacità; (of wind) → freschezza
References in classic literature ?
And, with that, aunty gave George a nudge with her finger, designed to be immensely facetious, and turned again to her griddle with great briskness.
The rope crept away quite slowly, at times, at other times with some briskness.
I got up from the meal, saying with a sort of briskness, as if it had only just occurred to me, "Well
Don Quixote stood looking on very calmly, and, when he saw him fall, leaped from his horse and with great briskness ran to him, and, presenting the point of his sword to his eyes, bade him surrender, or he would cut his head off.
The stranger might have numbered sixty or sixty-five years; but a certain briskness and appearance of vigor in his movements made it probable that he was aged more from captivity than the course of time.
But the briskness of her tone encouraged the young man; and, besides, he had never in his life felt so vigorous and mighty as since taking this old woman on his back.
They followed him on to the island, just under the tower, and Father Brown, whether from the mere touch of dry land, or the interest of something on the other bank of the river (which he stared at very hard for some seconds), seemed singularly improved in briskness.
As she walked, however, some footsteps approached behind her, the footsteps of a man; and owing to the briskness of his advance he was close at her heels and had said "Good morning" before she had been long aware of his propinquity.
The prince walked in quickly and jauntily as was his wont, as if intentionally contrasting the briskness of his manners with the strict formality of his house.
He rapped the words out with a certain degree of briskness.
Despite his excitement he did not move with his old briskness.
Poirot came to the point at once, with a business-like briskness.