bracing

adjective
brac·​ing | \ ˈbrā-siŋ How to pronounce bracing (audio) \

Definition of bracing

: giving strength, vigor, or freshness a bracing breeze

Other Words from bracing

bracingly adverb

Examples of bracing in a Sentence

a chilly but bracing day
Recent Examples on the Web No Way Home, The Batman is as bracing as a shot of whisky after a grape Slushee. Kyle Smith, National Review, 28 Feb. 2022 The 700-some-page tome is a bracing addition to an ongoing field of research and testimony on AIDS history, a corrective to previous accounts that have elevated some perspectives over others and latched onto only a handful of figures. Brandon Tensley, CNN, 24 June 2021 Indeed, for today’s readers, perhaps the most bracing paradox in the lectures is the suggestion that professionalism derives higher significance from precisely the inhospitable character of its context. Peter E. Gordon, The New York Review of Books, 19 Nov. 2020 Indeed, for today’s readers, perhaps the most bracing paradox in the lectures is the suggestion that professionalism derives higher significance from precisely the inhospitable character of its context. Peter E. Gordon, The New York Review of Books, 19 Nov. 2020 Indeed, for today’s readers, perhaps the most bracing paradox in the lectures is the suggestion that professionalism derives higher significance from precisely the inhospitable character of its context. Peter E. Gordon, The New York Review of Books, 19 Nov. 2020 Indeed, for today’s readers, perhaps the most bracing paradox in the lectures is the suggestion that professionalism derives higher significance from precisely the inhospitable character of its context. Peter E. Gordon, The New York Review of Books, 19 Nov. 2020 Indeed, for today’s readers, perhaps the most bracing paradox in the lectures is the suggestion that professionalism derives higher significance from precisely the inhospitable character of its context. Peter E. Gordon, The New York Review of Books, 19 Nov. 2020 Indeed, for today’s readers, perhaps the most bracing paradox in the lectures is the suggestion that professionalism derives higher significance from precisely the inhospitable character of its context. Peter E. Gordon, The New York Review of Books, 19 Nov. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of bracing

1752, in the meaning defined above

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“Bracing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bracing. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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