Definition of Refreshing

1. Adjective. Imparting vitality and energy. "The bracing mountain air"

Exact synonyms: Bracing, Brisk, Fresh, Refreshful, Tonic
Similar to: Invigorating
Derivative terms: Freshness



2. Adjective. Pleasantly new or different. "Common sense of a most refreshing sort"
Exact synonyms: Novel
Similar to: New

Definition of Refreshing

1. a. Reviving; reanimating.

Definition of Refreshing

1. Adjective. That refreshes someone; pleasantly fresh and different; granting vitality and energy. ¹

2. Adjective. Serving to refresh. ¹

3. Noun. The action of refresh; refreshment given or received. ¹

4. Noun. That which gives refreshment. ¹

5. Verb. (present participle of refresh) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Refreshing

1. refresh [v] - See also: refresh

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Refreshing

refrenations
refresh
refreshable
refreshaholic
refreshed
refreshen
refreshened
refreshening
refreshens
refresher
refresher course
refreshers
refreshes
refreshful
refreshfully
refreshing (current term)
refreshingly
refreshingness
refreshment
refreshments
refresht
refrication
refridgerator
refried
refried beans
refries
refrigerable
refrigerant
refrigerants
refrigerate

Literary usage of Refreshing

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1. The Encyclopædia of Evidence by Edgar Whittlesey Camp, John Finley Crowe (1907)
"declared concerning the use of shorthand notes for the purpose of refreshing memory. The old rules are applicable.81 the way a witness recollects a thing, ..."

2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1888)
"PURE, FRAGRANT, refreshing. SIR ERASMUS WILSON, late President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, writes: "PEARS' SOAP is of. the nicest and most ..."

3. Collections by Minisink Valley Historical Society, Connecticut Historical Society (1882)
"Tuesday, 10th May, is a fine refreshing Rain of, it may be. ... May, 14. plentifull refreshing Rain, Mr. Cooper and I dine at Mr. Stoddard's. ..."

4. The Monthly Review by Charles William Wason (1842)
"I.—The Anatomy of Sleep; or the Art of Procuring Sound and refreshing Slumber at Will. By ED. BINNS, MD, &c. Churchill. THE first thing we shall notice ..."

5. Nature by Norman Lockyer, Nature Publishing Group (1875)
"It is quite refreshing to notice the minute care with which Prof. Weinhold describes the construction of each piece of apparatus. As illustrations of this ..."

6. Dictionary of national biography by Leslie Stephen, Sidney Lee (1892)
"... for Soul refreshing,' 4 vols., London, 1696-1701 ; reprinted four times. 10. 'A Revelation of the Everlasting Gospel Message,' 1697. 11. ..."

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