Briskness
Briskness Brisk"ness, n. Liveliness; vigor in action; quickness; gayety; vivacity; effervescence. [1913 Webster]

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  • briskness — index dispatch (promptness), haste, life (vitality) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • briskness — brisk ► ADJECTIVE 1) active and energetic. 2) slightly brusque. DERIVATIVES briskly adverb briskness noun. ORIGIN probably from French brusque lively, fierce …   English terms dictionary

  • briskness — noun see brisk I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • briskness — See briskly. * * * …   Universalium

  • briskness — noun /ˈbɹɪsk.nəs/ The property of being brisk …   Wiktionary

  • briskness — n. speediness, quickness, activeness, liveliness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • briskness — brisk·ness …   English syllables

  • briskness — See: brisk …   English dictionary

  • briskness — noun liveliness and eagerness he accepted with alacrity the smartness of the pace soon exhausted him • Syn: ↑alacrity, ↑smartness • Derivationally related forms: ↑smart (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • brisk — [[t]brɪ̱sk[/t]] brisker, briskest 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A brisk activity or action is done quickly and in an energetic way. Taking a brisk walk can often induce a feeling of well being... The horse broke into a brisk trot. Syn: energetic… …   English dictionary

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