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refreshing

[ ri-fresh-ing ]
/ rɪˈfrɛʃ ɪŋ /
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adjective
having the power to restore freshness, vitality, energy, etc.: a refreshing nap.
pleasingly fresh or different: a refreshing lack of pretense.
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Origin of refreshing

First recorded in 1570–80; refresh + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM refreshing

re·fresh·ing·ly, adverbre·fresh·ing·ness, nounun·re·fresh·ing, adjectiveun·re·fresh·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for refreshing

refreshing
/ (rɪˈfrɛʃɪŋ) /

adjective
able to or tending to refresh; invigorating
pleasantly different or novel

Derived forms of refreshing

refreshingly, adverb
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