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brisk

brisk

 
 
pronunciation:
brIsk
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
inflections: brisker, briskest
definition 1: active or energetic; lively; quick.
He took a brisk walk through the park.They had a brisk discussion.
synonyms:
animated, lively, quick, swift, vigorous
antonyms:
leisurely, slack, slow
similar words:
active, alive, bustling, busy, crisp, energetic, peppy, smart, snappy, spirited, sprightly, spry
definition 2: stimulating or invigorating.
It was a brisk, cool morning.
synonyms:
bracing, invigorating, stimulating
similar words:
lively, nippy, refreshing
definition 3: sharp and offhand in manner.
She was rudely brisk to him.
synonyms:
abrupt, brusque, curt, offhand, sharp
similar words:
impolite, rude
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derivations: briskly (adv.), briskness (n.)