Definition of refreshing in English:

refreshing

adjective

  • 1Serving to refresh or reinvigorate someone.

    ‘a refreshing drink’
    • ‘The Gospel she shared with me was like a refreshing breeze in a sweltering summer.’
    • ‘The ancient wells in the village are known for their cool and refreshing spring water.’
    • ‘Walking over to the stream, we kneel down for a refreshing drink.’
    • ‘Whole dried berries can be soaked in water to produce a sour refreshing drink.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This drink is fruity, sour, refreshing and not too sweet.’
    • ‘That's an entirely different kind of challenge, and it's very refreshing.’
    • ‘There's nothing more refreshing than a bowl of strawberries on a hot summer afternoon.’
    • ‘Breathing hurt at first, but each breath became less painful and more refreshing than the last.’
    • ‘Light, fruity, exceptionally unfussy and clean, this is a refreshing lunchtime wine for summer - and a welcome addition to any cellar.’
    • ‘Spray from the water hit her face and felt refreshing on her skin.’
    • ‘Here are some easy, tasty, refreshing drinks and snacks you can make.’
    • ‘It is said that drinking the refreshing water has a rejuvenating effect.’
    • ‘It certainly gives me a refreshing feeling, much different from practising inside.’
    • ‘I ordered some more refreshing green tea and casually asked the young girl who served us where the toilets were.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The drive was a pleasant one, and the breeze was indeed refreshing.’
    • ‘After the first creamy flush, their milk settles down and is made into soft fresh cheese with a refreshing chalky tang.’
    • ‘Carry the cloths in a plastic bag in your backpack for a refreshing and stimulating energy boost.’
    invigorating, revitalizing, reviving, restoring, bracing, fortifying, enlivening, stimulating, freshening, energizing, exhilarating, reanimating, revivifying, rejuvenating
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    1. 1.1 Welcome or stimulating because new or different.
      ‘it makes a refreshing change to be able to write about something nice’
      ‘her directness is refreshing’
      • ‘It is also a poignant and often funny drama based around two strong female characters, an unusual and refreshing choice for any genre.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘And it's refreshing to find an artist who refuses to give in to bitterness and resentment.’
      • ‘To be honest, I found these incidents rather refreshing.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Such an attitude from a developer is most welcome and it must be said makes a refreshing change.’
      • ‘But I wanted to take a moment to tell you that I think your blog really interesting - and refreshing - on a number of fronts.’
      • ‘It's refreshing to see some honesty from the media.’
      • ‘She was full of wonderfully refreshing oddities that I am still learning to appreciate.’
      • ‘And all three flights I caught did leave and land on time, which makes a refreshing change.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘It was so refreshing to see people smoke and drink with such blind enthusiasm.’
      • ‘How refreshing to read about a famous person who is normal and intelligent!’
      • ‘This might make them stupid, as well as noble, but it has always been a refreshing point of difference.’
      • ‘This is a hugely refreshing exhibition, inspiring in its honesty and lacking the contrived feel of so many group shows.’
      • ‘Unconventional use of materials, interesting lines and concepts and outside of the box thinking make this a very stimulating and refreshing building.’
      • ‘Some of the fans' remarks are quite refreshing to hear, due to the level of enthusiasm displayed.’
      • ‘In these days and times it's quite refreshing to see people that enjoy it so much.’
      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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Pronunciation

refreshing

/rɪˈfrɛʃɪŋ/