refreshing Definition

  • 1having the ability to restore energy or vitality
  • 2pleasantly new, different, or interesting

Using refreshing: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "refreshing" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The cold drink was very refreshing after a long walk.

  • Example

    The new approach to the project was quite refreshing.

  • Example

    The fresh air was so refreshing after being inside all day.

refreshing Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with refreshing

  • a welcome and positive difference from what was previously experienced


    The new manager brought a refreshing change to the company culture.

  • a cool and pleasant wind that provides relief from heat or humidity


    The refreshing breeze from the ocean made the hot day more bearable.

  • a swim in cool water that is invigorating and revitalizing


    After a long hike, a refreshing dip in the lake was just what we needed.


Summary: refreshing in Brief

The term 'refreshing' [riˈfreʃɪŋ] describes something that restores energy or vitality, such as a cold drink or fresh air. It can also refer to something that is pleasantly new, different, or interesting, like a new approach to a project. Phrases like 'refreshing change' and 'refreshing breeze' denote a welcome difference or relief from the norm.

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