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refreshing

[ri-fresh-ing] /rɪˈfrɛʃ ɪŋ/
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
1570-1580
1570-80; refresh + -ing2
Related forms
refreshingly, adverb
refreshingness, noun
unrefreshing, adjective
unrefreshingly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for refreshingly

refreshing

/rɪˈfrɛʃɪŋ/
adjective
1.
able to or tending to refresh; invigorating
2.
pleasantly different or novel
Derived Forms
refreshingly, 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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