- strengthening; invigorating: This mountain air is bracing.
- of, relating to, or serving as a brace.
Origin of bracing
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1. stimulating, revivifying, energizing.
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Examples from the Web for bracingly
Instead, the real-life Freitag laughs, smiles, and is bracingly candid.Chopped? Amanda Freitag Hopes Not
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"Of course you would be all right anyhow," Bob said bracingly.Queensland Cousins
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"Well, that oughtn't to influence you," Susan said bracingly.Saturday's Child
The Aeroplane Lady, bracingly cheerful, met them with a sheaf of official documents for the young Army aviator.The Boy with Wings
But I liked the third: it was so bracingly unorthodox, even according to the tenets of Soames' peculiar sect in the faith.Seven Men
- refreshing; stimulating; invigoratingthe air here is bracing
- a system of braces used to strengthen or supportthe bracing supporting the building is perfectly adequate
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