Definition of refreshing in English:



  • 1Serving to refresh or reinvigorate someone.

    ‘a refreshing drink’
    • ‘Carry the cloths in a plastic bag in your backpack for a refreshing and stimulating energy boost.’
    • ‘It is said that drinking the refreshing water has a rejuvenating effect.’
    • ‘Their appeal for the wine drinker is that they are a refreshing and stimulating reminder of the passing of the seasons, a sort of liquid harvest tradition.’
    • ‘It certainly gives me a refreshing feeling, much different from practising inside.’
    • ‘But for most people, the most popular beach activity remains lying in the sun with a refreshing drink next to them, soaking up the sunshine.’
    • ‘There's nothing more refreshing than a bowl of strawberries on a hot summer afternoon.’
    • ‘The ancient wells in the village are known for their cool and refreshing spring water.’
    • ‘Whole dried berries can be soaked in water to produce a sour refreshing drink.’
    • ‘You do not go to a counter to check in; you relax in a rattan chair as one smiling staff member brings you a cool drink, another a refreshing towel and yet another passes you the registration form to sign.’
    • ‘Breathing hurt at first, but each breath became less painful and more refreshing than the last.’
    • ‘Walking over to the stream, we kneel down for a refreshing drink.’
    • ‘Here are some easy, tasty, refreshing drinks and snacks you can make.’
    • ‘The Gospel she shared with me was like a refreshing breeze in a sweltering summer.’
    • ‘After the first creamy flush, their milk settles down and is made into soft fresh cheese with a refreshing chalky tang.’
    • ‘This drink is fruity, sour, refreshing and not too sweet.’
    • ‘The drive was a pleasant one, and the breeze was indeed refreshing.’
    • ‘Light, fruity, exceptionally unfussy and clean, this is a refreshing lunchtime wine for summer - and a welcome addition to any cellar.’
    • ‘That's an entirely different kind of challenge, and it's very refreshing.’
    • ‘Spray from the water hit her face and felt refreshing on her skin.’
    • ‘I ordered some more refreshing green tea and casually asked the young girl who served us where the toilets were.’
    invigorating, revitalizing, reviving, restoring, bracing, fortifying, enlivening, stimulating, freshening, energizing, exhilarating, reanimating, revivifying, rejuvenating
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    1. 1.1Welcome or stimulating because new or different.
      ‘it makes a refreshing change to be able to write about something nice’
      ‘her directness is refreshing’
      • ‘This is a hugely refreshing exhibition, inspiring in its honesty and lacking the contrived feel of so many group shows.’
      • ‘Such an attitude from a developer is most welcome and it must be said makes a refreshing change.’
      • ‘To be honest, I found these incidents rather refreshing.’
      • ‘Some of the fans' remarks are quite refreshing to hear, due to the level of enthusiasm displayed.’
      • ‘It's refreshing to see some honesty from the media.’
      • ‘It is also a poignant and often funny drama based around two strong female characters, an unusual and refreshing choice for any genre.’
      • ‘Teenage boys often make newspaper headlines for all the wrong reasons, so it makes a refreshing change to be able to report on the good deeds of one such lad.’
      • ‘But I wanted to take a moment to tell you that I think your blog really interesting - and refreshing - on a number of fronts.’
      • ‘In these days and times it's quite refreshing to see people that enjoy it so much.’
      • ‘She was full of wonderfully refreshing oddities that I am still learning to appreciate.’
      • ‘How refreshing to read about a famous person who is normal and intelligent!’
      • ‘It was so refreshing to see people smoke and drink with such blind enthusiasm.’
      • ‘Participants spoke with refreshing candor about the things that were most important to them.’
      • ‘I find your honesty quite refreshing, and your insults do not offend me.’
      • ‘And all three flights I caught did leave and land on time, which makes a refreshing change.’
      • ‘You will also notice a refreshing difference in your work process, as you grab and paste images into your documents with the ease previously reserved for text.’
      • ‘Donnie Darko is an inventive and refreshing change from most teen movies and gives hope to those who are looking for something with a little more feeling and intelligence.’
      • ‘And it's refreshing to find an artist who refuses to give in to bitterness and resentment.’
      • ‘This might make them stupid, as well as noble, but it has always been a refreshing point of difference.’
      • ‘Unconventional use of materials, interesting lines and concepts and outside of the box thinking make this a very stimulating and refreshing building.’
      welcome, stimulating, new, novel, creative, fresh, imaginative, original, different, innovative, innovatory, innovational, inventive, ingenious, inspired, resourceful, unusual, unconventional, unorthodox, unfamiliar, unprecedented, groundbreaking, pioneering, avant-garde, unique, individual, individualistic, distinctive
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