Definition of refreshing in English:


Syllabification: re·fresh·ing
Pronunciation: /rəˈfreSHiNG


1Serving to refresh or reinvigorate someone: a refreshing drink the morning air was so refreshing
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  • You do not go to a counter to check in; you relax in a rattan chair as one smiling staff member brings you a cool drink, another a refreshing towel and yet another passes you the registration form to sign.
  • But for most people, the most popular beach activity remains lying in the sun with a refreshing drink next to them, soaking up the sunshine.
  • Here are some easy, tasty, refreshing drinks and snacks you can make.
invigorating, revitalizing, reviving, restoring, bracing, fortifying, enlivening, inspiriting, stimulating, energizing, exhilarating
1.1Welcome or stimulating because new or different: it makes a refreshing change to be able to write about something nice her directness is refreshing
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  • Such an attitude from a developer is most welcome and it must be said makes a refreshing change.
  • Teenage boys often make newspaper headlines for all the wrong reasons, so it makes a refreshing change to be able to report on the good deeds of one such lad.
  • And all three flights I caught did leave and land on time, which makes a refreshing change.
welcome, stimulating, fresh, imaginative, innovative, innovatory



[as submodifier]: a refreshingly different concept [sentence adverb]: refreshingly, the current spokesman is very frank
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  • Her book blends traditional Samoan oratory and song techniques and is refreshingly different.
  • Food is good and cheap, and the staff refreshingly child-friendly.
  • Again refreshingly, the acting ensemble is given full responsibility for determining the film.

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