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 ?
Despite his excitement he did not move with his old briskness. His movements were slow and halting.
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 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.
Nay, he made this foil of his so very widely known, that third parties took it up, and handled it on some occasions with considerable briskness. It was one of the most exasperating attributes of Bounderby, that he not only sang his own praises but stimulated other men to sing them.
The decanters passed from hand to hand with unwonted briskness, and Mr.
The very dogs were all asleep, and the flies, drunk with moist sugar in the grocer's shop, forgot their wings and briskness, and baked to death in dusty corners of the window.
The rope crept away quite slowly, at times, at other times with some briskness. Twice or thrice we seemed to get the signal, and a shout was just ready to break from the men's lips when they perceived it was a false alarm.
His air and voice recovered their usual briskness: he shook her heartily and gratefully by the hand, and entered on the subject in a manner to prove, that he now only wanted time and persuasion to think the engagement no very bad thing.
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.
Baggs, with sudden briskness. " 'A drop in time saves nine'--my sentiments, if I may put myself on a par with her ladyship.
Go way!" 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 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.