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1‘he set off at a brisk pace’
quick, rapid, fast, swift, speedy, fleet-footed
hasty, hurried, urgent
energetic, lively, vigorous, sharp
agile, nimble, spry, sprightly, spirited
informal nippy, snappy
2‘the public bar was already doing a brisk trade’
busy, bustling, lively, active, vibrant, hectic
3‘his tone became brisk and businesslike’
no-nonsense, decisive, businesslike
brusque, abrupt, short, sharp, curt, crisp, blunt, terse, snappy, snappish, gruff
rude, discourteous, uncivil
4‘there was a brisk breeze’
bracing, fresh, crisp, invigorating, refreshing, reviving, stimulating, rousing, enlivening, exhilarating, energizing
restorative, tonic, vitalizing, healthful, health-giving
sharp, biting, keen, chilly, cold
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.