Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “refreshing”

See all translations

refreshing

adjective uk   /rɪˈfreʃ.ɪŋ/ us  
C1 making you feel less hot or tired: There's nothing more refreshing on a hot day than a cold beer.C1 pleasantly different and interesting: It's a refreshing change to see a losing team shaking hands and still smiling after a match.
More examples
refreshingly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
refreshingly cold water figurative a woman with refreshingly original ideas
(Definition of refreshing from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of refreshing?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “refreshing”

Definitions of “refreshing” in other dictionaries

SMART Thesaurus: Cool

“refreshing”: synonyms and related words:

You can also find related words, phrases, and synonyms in the topics:

Word of the Day

be in/out of luck

to be able/unable to have or do what you want

Word of the Day

A certain je ne sais quoi: French words and phrases used in English

by Liz Walter,
January 21, 2015
It is an odd irony that the more sophisticated your use of English is, the more likely you are to use French words and phrases. Or, to be more accurate, ones you know to be French – words such as ballet, au pair, abattoir, fiancé, café, and restaurant are so entrenched in

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More