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refreshingadjective

uk   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   us   /-li/
refreshingly cold waterfigurative a woman with refreshingly original ideas
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