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refreshingadjective

uk   /rɪˈfreʃ.ɪŋ/  us   /rɪˈfreʃ.ɪŋ/
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.

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refreshingly
adverb uk   /rɪˈfreʃ.ɪŋ.li/  us   /rɪˈfreʃ.ɪŋ.li/
refreshingly cold waterfigurative a woman with refreshingly original ideas
(Definition of refreshing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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refreshingadjective

 us   /rɪˈfreʃ·ɪŋ/
bringing new energy and strength in a pleasant and often unexpected way: a refreshing breeze on a hot day [+ to infinitive] It’s refreshing to see so many young families moving into the neighborhood.
refreshingly
adverb  us   /rɪˈfreʃ·ɪŋ·li/
a refreshingly honest statement
(Definition of refreshing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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