Definition of briskness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈbrɪsknəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbrɪsknəs//
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  1. 1the quality of being quick The process moves along with businesslike briskness.
  2. 2a practical and confident manner, showing a desire to get things done quickly His briskness couldn't hide his underlying anxiety.
  3. 3a cold but pleasantly fresh quality in the weather There's a chill in the air and a certain briskness to the mornings.