having the power to restore freshness, vitality, energy, etc.: a refreshing nap.
pleasingly fresh or different: a refreshing lack of pretense.
- re·fresh·ing·ly, adverb
- re·fresh·ing·ness, noun
- un·re·fresh·ing, adjective
- un·re·fresh·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use refreshing in a sentence
As Danny Heifetz of The Ringer wrote in August, the perception of Rodgers sitting on top of the QB world looked like it needed some refreshing.
This raw communication can be particularly refreshing in times like these, where consumers are looking for signals from brands that are authentic and their voice doesn’t feel like a traditional ad.Deep Dive: How the Summer of 2020 forced brand marketing to change for the better | jim cooper | September 14, 2020 | Digiday
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Not only will you get a refreshing breeze to keep you cool and stop you sweating so much, but you’ll be filtering the sweat particles evaporating from your skin, and the odor from the air.Working out at home? Here’s how to keep your house from smelling like a gym. | Harry Guinness | September 3, 2020 | Popular-Science
Some posts are more timeless than others, and with a bit refreshing, can still provide value to readers and draw visitors to your blog.
His section on why he and his wife split—he essentially chose soccer over her—would be risky if its candor were not so refreshing.
But what he doesn't do much of—and this is refreshing—is delve into the humungous What Does It All Mean?Heartache by the Numbers and OkCupid’s Founder Has Got Yours | Will Doig | October 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Her candor and efficiency are refreshing, especially on the once-grungy, now-trendy Orchard Street.
Every day I check Facebook and Twitter and keep refreshing the pages to hear the news about ISIS.
His absolute snobbery is bizarrely refreshing, while the Just Like You's around him try to seem as “normal” as possible.Sting and Hillary Are Just Like You: How the Very Rich Play at Being Very Ordinary | Tim Teeman | June 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He would have welcomed instantaneous sleep—ten hours of refreshing, dreamless sleep.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
The habit of refreshing oneself with a pipe on some elevated spot which commands a fine view, is common to both sexes.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
They are very refreshing, when it would be too early to have the more substantial supper announced.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness | Florence Hartley
At all events, it had the refreshing charm of novelty: there was the fishing, and the King's Warren trout stream was a good one.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3) | Charles James Wills
But what delighted him most was the river Psiol with its refreshing crystal waters.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
British Dictionary definitions for refreshing
able to or tending to refresh; invigorating
pleasantly different or novel
- refreshingly, adverb
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