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English definition of “refreshing”

refreshing

adjective     /rɪˈfreʃ.ɪŋ/
C1 making you feel less hot or tired: There's nothing more refreshing on a hot day than a cold beer.CoolEnergetic and lively C1 pleasantly different and interesting: It's a refreshing change to see a losing team shaking hands and still smiling after a match.Unique and unusualGood, better and best in terms of qualityDifferent and difference refreshingly     /-li/ adverb refreshingly cold waterfigurative a woman with refreshingly original ideasCoolEnergetic and lively
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