Definition of refreshing
- a refreshing change of pace
Working on the new project was a refreshing change.
It is refreshing to hear some good news about him.
a refreshing glass of cold water
My swim was very refreshing.
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: pleasantly new, different, or interesting
: making you feel more rested, energetic, cool, etc.
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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