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adj. fresh·er, fresh·est
a. New to one's experience; not encountered before: fresh evidence.
b. Unusual or different: a fresh approach on the problem. See Synonyms at new.
a. Recently made, produced, or harvested; not stale or spoiled: fresh bread.
b. Not preserved, as by canning, smoking, or freezing: fresh vegetables.
3. Not saline or salty: fresh water.
a. Not yet used or soiled; clean: a fresh sheet of paper.
b. Free from impurity or pollution; pure: fresh air.
c. Not dull or faded: a fresh memory.
d. Newly applied, especially to restore or enhance: a fresh coat of paint.
5. Fairly strong and often cool; brisk: a fresh wind.
a. Having just arrived: fashions fresh from Paris.
b. Untried or trained but not experienced: fresh volunteers.
a. Revived or reinvigorated; refreshed: I was fresh as a daisy after the nap.
b. Rested and ready for a long ride. Used of horses.
c. Having the glowing or unspoiled appearance of youth: a fresh complexion.
8. Having recently calved and therefore producing milk. Used of a cow.
9. Informal Lacking respectful restraint; impudent: Don't get fresh with me!
10. Slang Excellent; first-rate.
Recently; newly: fresh out of milk; muffins baked fresh daily.
1. The early part: the fresh of the day.
2. A freshet.

[Middle English, from Old English fersc, pure, not salty, and from Old French freis (feminine fresche), new, recent, of Germanic origin.]

fresh′ly adv.
fresh′ness n.


  1. (She looks as) clear as morning roses newly washed with dew —William Shakespeare
  2. Fresh as a daisy —Slogan, June Dairy Products Co.
  3. Fresh as an unveiled statue —Henry James
  4. Fresh as any rose —John Lydgate

    The natural association between freshness and flowers has made this simile and its variants a common expression. The daisy rivals the rose as a popular comparison.

  5. (Looking as) fresh as apple blossoms among the tender leaves of late spring —Frank Swinnerton
  6. Fresh as April grass —Karl Shapiro
  7. Fresh [in the face] as a rainwashed rose —Reynolds Price
  8. Fresh as a spring morning —Slogan, Little America frozen foods
  9. Fresh as hope —Susan Engberg
  10. Fresh as paint —Francis Edward Smedley
  11. Fresh as the dawn —Anon

    An extension used as a slogan by Pacific Egg Producers: “Fresh as dewy dawn.”

  12. Fresh as the month of May —Geoffrey Chaucer

    The above is modernized from, “As fresh as is the month of May.”

  13. Fresh as salt-drenched skin —Theodore Roethke
  14. Fresh as the morning —Slogan, Campbell’s corn flakes
  15. Fresh as the morning wind that tatters the mist —Marge Piercy
  16. Fresh as thyme or parsley —W. H. Auden
  17. Fresh as tomorrow —James G. Huneker
  18. Fresh as yesterday —Shelby Hearon

    In Hearon’s novel, A Small Town, what’s fresh is a family feud.

  19. Fresh like frilled linen clean from a laundry —Virginia Woolf
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.freshness - the property of being pure and fresh (as if newly made)freshness - the property of being pure and fresh (as if newly made); not stale or deteriorated; "she loved the freshness of newly baked bread"; "the freshness of the air revived him"
newness - the quality of being new; the opposite of oldness
crispness - a pleasing firmness and freshness; "crispness of new dollar bills"; "crispness of fresh lettuce"
staleness - having lost purity and freshness as a consequence of aging
2.freshness - originality by virtue of being refreshingly novelfreshness - originality by virtue of being refreshingly novel
originality - the quality of being new and original (not derived from something else)
3.freshness - an alert and refreshed statefreshness - an alert and refreshed state  
good health, healthiness - the state of being vigorous and free from bodily or mental disease
4.freshness - originality by virtue of being new and surprising
originality - the ability to think and act independently
5.freshness - the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties
rudeness, discourtesy - a manner that is rude and insulting
chutzpa, chutzpah, hutzpah - (Yiddish) unbelievable gall; insolence; audacity


1. novelty, creativity, originality, inventiveness, newness, innovativeness They have a freshness and individuality that others lack.
2. cleanness, shine, glow, bloom, sparkle, vigour, brightness, wholesomeness, clearness, dewiness the freshness of early morning


The quality of being novel:


[ˈfreʃnɪs] N
1. [of food] → frescura f
2. [of air] → frescor m
3. [of face, complexion] → frescura f, lozanía f
4. (= originality, spontaneity) [of style] → originalidad f, frescura f


[ˈfrɛʃnɪs] n
[person, book, picture, ideas, approach] → fraîcheur f
[food] → fraîcheur f


(of food, fruit, wind, paint, breath, memories etc)Frische f; (of outlook)Neuheit f
(inf, = cheekiness) → Frechheit f; (= lack of respect)Pampigkeit f (inf)


[ˈfrɛʃnɪs] n (of food, air) → freschezza; (of approach) → novità; (impertinence) → impertinenza