refreshing

refreshing
[[t]rɪfre̱ʃɪŋ[/t]]
1) ADJ-GRADED You say that something is refreshing when it is pleasantly different from what you are used to.

It's refreshing to hear somebody speaking common sense...

It made a refreshing change to see a good old-fashioned movie.

Derived words:
refreshingly ADV-GRADED

He was refreshingly honest.

2) ADJ-GRADED A refreshing bath or drink makes you feel energetic or cool again after you have been tired or hot.

Herbs have been used for centuries to make refreshing drinks.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • refreshing — refreshing; un·refreshing; …   English syllables

  • Refreshing — Re*fresh ing, a. Reviving; reanimating. {Re*fresh ing*ly}, adv. {Re*fresh ing*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • refreshing — index palatable, sapid, unusual Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • refreshing — [adj] new; rejuvenating bracing, cooling, different, energizing, exhilarating, fresh, invigorating, novel, original, restorative, restoring, revitalizing, revivifying, stimulating, thirst quenching, unique; concepts 564,578,797 …   New thesaurus

  • refreshing — ► ADJECTIVE 1) serving to refresh. 2) welcome or stimulating because new or different. DERIVATIVES refreshingly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • refreshing — [ri fresh′iŋ] adj. 1. that refreshes 2. pleasingly new or different refreshingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • refreshing — re|fresh|ing [rıˈfreʃıŋ] adj 1.) making you feel less tired or less hot ▪ a refreshing drink ▪ The breeze felt refreshing. 2.) pleasantly different from what is familiar and boring ▪ It made a refreshing change to talk to someone new.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • refreshing — re|fresh|ing [ rı freʃıŋ ] adjective * 1. ) making you feel more lively when you have been feeling tired and hot: Lemonade tastes so refreshing on a hot day. a light, refreshing breeze 2. ) welcome because of being different or exciting: It makes …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • refreshing — adjective 1 making you feel less tired or less hot: a long refreshing drink | The breeze was refreshing after the stuffy classroom. 2 pleasantly different from what is familiar and boring: It made a refreshing change to talk to someone new.… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • refreshing */ — UK [rɪˈfreʃɪŋ] / US adjective 1) making you feel more lively when you have been feeling tired and hot Lemonade tastes so refreshing on a hot day. a light refreshing breeze 2) showing approval welcome because of being different or exciting It… …   English dictionary

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