refreshing

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

Origin of refreshing

First recorded in 1570–80; refresh + -ing2
Related formsre·fresh·ing·ly, adverbre·fresh·ing·ness, nounun·re·fresh·ing, adjectiveun·re·fresh·ing·ly, adverb
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refreshing

adjective
  1. able to or tending to refresh; invigorating
  2. pleasantly different or novel
Derived Formsrefreshingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for refreshingly

refreshing

adj.

1570s, present participle adjective from refresh (v.). Mental or spiritual sense is attested from 1690s. Related: Refreshingly.

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