Definition of refreshing in English:

refreshing

adjective

  • 1Serving to refresh or reinvigorate someone.

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