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fresh

adjective

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1 being in an original and unused or unspoiled state
  • the restaurant uses only really fresh ingredients in all of its dishes

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2 displaying or marked by rude boldness
  • if you are fresh with the art teacher, she'll give you a detention immediately

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3 not known or experienced before
  • a fresh look at the situation

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4 resulting in an increase in amount or number
  • she's making fresh changes on top of the existing ones

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fresh

noun

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as in runoff, freshet

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Frequently Asked Questions About fresh

How does the adjective fresh differ from other similar words?

Some common synonyms of fresh are new, novel, and original. While all these words mean "having recently come into existence or use," fresh applies to what has not lost its qualities of newness such as liveliness, energy, brightness.

a fresh start

When can new be used instead of fresh?

The synonyms new and fresh are sometimes interchangeable, but new may apply to what is freshly made and unused, what has not been known before, or what has not been experienced before.

new brick

new designs

starts the new job

When could novel be used to replace fresh?

The words novel and fresh can be used in similar contexts, but novel applies to what is not only new but strange or unprecedented.

a novel approach to the problem

Where would original be a reasonable alternative to fresh?

Although the words original and fresh have much in common, original applies to what is the first of its kind to exist.

a man without one original idea

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The first known use of fresh was in the 13th century

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“Fresh.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fresh. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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