refreshing

adjective
re·​fresh·​ing | \ ri-ˈfre-shiŋ How to pronounce refreshing (audio) \

Definition of refreshing

: serving to refresh especially : agreeably stimulating because of freshness or newness a refreshing change of pace

Other Words from refreshing

refreshingly \ ri-​ˈfre-​shiŋ-​lē How to pronounce refreshing (audio) \ adverb

Examples of refreshing in a Sentence

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Unlike some subjects, the dialogue is likely to remain respectful and refreshing even if the people have different perspectives because subjective interpretations of art are welcome. Gregory Crawford, Forbes, 1 Aug. 2022 These non-alcoholic sparkling beverages are infused with organic hops to create a concoction that’s refreshing, floral, and slightly bitter with just the right amount of sweetness. Bon Appétit, 31 July 2022 The coast is sitting under a fairly strong layer of marine clouds and patchy fog that will keep it cool and refreshing with highs up and down the coast from Newport to Astoria in the mid-60s to low 70s. oregonlive, 26 July 2022 Almonds and garlic transform into a hearty but refreshing, flavorful soup in this Spanish classic. Ben Mimscooking Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 24 July 2022 Most beer drinkers know Cheboygan for its flagship Blood Honey Orange, but its Blueberry Cream Ale, brewed with lactose sugar and fermented over blueberries, is light-bodied and refreshing, perfect for hot, sunny days. Brian Manzullo, Detroit Free Press, 21 July 2022 It’s dry and refreshing, with flavors of licorice and herbs. New York Times, 21 July 2022 The tropical flavor is delightful and refreshing, giving hints of pineapple and guava, while the mango orange is fruity with a slight effervescent feeling on the tongue. Hannah Singleton, Outside Online, 20 July 2022 This fast-casual Vietnamese eatery offers a rich, creamy and refreshing bev' to pair with your banh mi or vermicelli bowl. Megha Mcswain, Chron, 8 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of refreshing

circa 1580, in the meaning defined above

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4 Aug 2022

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

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