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refreshingadjective

uk   us   /rɪˈfreʃ.ɪŋ/
C1 making you ​feel less ​hot or ​tired: There's nothing more refreshing on a ​hotday than a ​coldbeer.C1 pleasantly different and ​interesting: It's a refreshing change to ​see a ​losingteamshakinghands and still ​smiling after a ​match.

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refreshingly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
refreshingly ​coldwaterfigurative a woman with refreshingly ​originalideas
(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 ​hotday [+ to infinitive] It’s refreshing to ​see so many ​youngfamiliesmoving into the ​neighborhood.
refreshingly
adverb  us   /rɪˈfreʃ·ɪŋ·li/
a refreshingly ​honeststatement
(Definition of refreshing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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