Definition of frisky:
recalcitrant, fractious, fretful, balky, impatient, restive, obstinate, kittenish, mutinous, rebellious, vicious, resentful, stubborn, restless, playful, intractable, frolicsome, unruly, work, frolicsome, restiff, waggish, skittish, sportive, mulish, mischievous, refractory, fidgety, jaunty, impish.
vigorous (part of speech: adjective)
We followed the windings of the Trothy, a stream of a very lively and frisky disposition, passing a seat of the Duke of Beaufort, who seems lord- paramount of the county, and at length came in view of the noble ruins of Ragland Castle.
- "The Wit of a Duck and Other Papers", John Burroughs.
- "The Adventures of Fleetfoot and Her Fawns", Allen Chaffee.