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re·fresh·ing

 (rĭ-frĕsh′ĭng)
adj.
1. Serving to refresh.
2. Pleasantly fresh and different: "common sense of a most refreshing sort" (William Raspberry).

re·fresh′ing·ly adv.

refreshing

(rɪˈfrɛʃɪŋ)
adj
1. able to or tending to refresh; invigorating
2. pleasantly different or novel
reˈfreshingly adv

re•fresh•ing

(rɪˈfrɛʃ ɪŋ)

adj.
1. having the power to refresh.
2. pleasingly fresh or different.
[1570–80]
re•fresh′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.refreshing - imparting vitality and energyrefreshing - imparting vitality and energy; "the bracing mountain air"
invigorating - imparting strength and vitality; "the invigorating mountain air"
2.refreshing - pleasantly new or different; "common sense of a most refreshing sort"
new - not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered; "a new law"; "new cars"; "a new comet"; "a new friend"; "a new year"; "the New World"

refreshing

adjective
2. stimulating, fresh, cooling, bracing, invigorating, revivifying, thirst-quenching, inspiriting Herbs have been used for centuries to make refreshing drinks.
stimulating tiring, exhausting, soporific, wearisome, enervating

refreshing

adjective
Producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor:
Translations
سارٌّ، غَيْر مُتَوَقَّعمُجَدِّدٌ للِنِشَاطمُنْعِش
osvěžujícípovzbudivý
forfriskende
virkistävä
osvježavajući
hressandiupplífgandi
さわやかな
상쾌한
osvežujoč
uppfriskande
ซึ่งทำให้สดชื่น
làm tỉnh táo

refreshing

[rɪˈfreʃɪŋ] ADJ
1. (lit) [drink] → refrescante
2. (fig) it's refreshing to hear some new ideasda gusto escuchar nuevas ideas
it's a refreshing change to find thises alentador encontrar esto

refreshing

[rɪˈfrɛʃɪŋ] adj
(= cooling) [drink, shower] → rafraîchissant(e)
(= giving energy) [sleep, rest] → réparateur/trice
(= pleasingly unusual) [fact, idea, change] → rafraîchissant(e)
This film makes a refreshing change → Ce film constitue un changement rafraîchissant.
it is refreshing to do sth → c'est rafraîchissant de faire qch
It was refreshing to meet a woman executive → C'était rafraîchissant de rencontrer une femme cadre.

refreshing

adj, refreshingly
adv (lit, fig)erfrischend

refreshing

[rɪˈfrɛʃɪŋ] adj (drink) → rinfrescante; (sleep) → ristoratore/trice; (change) → piacevole; (idea, point of view) → originale

refresh

(rəˈfreʃ) verb
to give new strength and energy to; to make (a person etc) feel less hot, tired etc, eg after or during a period of hard work. This glass of cool lemonade will refresh you.
reˈfreshing adjective
1. giving new strength and energy; having a cooling and relaxing effect. a refreshing drink of cold water.
2. particularly pleasing because different from normal. It is refreshing to hear a politician speak so honestly.
reˈfreshingly adverb
reˈfreshments noun plural
food and drink served eg at a meeting. Light refreshments are available in the other room.
refresh someone's memory
to remind (someone) of the facts and details of something.

refreshing

مُجَدِّدٌ للِنِشَاط osvěžující forfriskende erfrischend αναζωογονητικός refrescante virkistävä rafraîchissant osvježavajući rinfrescante さわやかな 상쾌한 verfrissend oppfriskende odświeżający refrescante освежающий uppfriskande ซึ่งทำให้สดชื่น iç ferahlatıcı làm tỉnh táo 提神的

refreshing

a. refrescante;
n. refrigerio.
References in classic literature ?
In the beautiful, refreshing, still nights of spring, when the moon pours her silver light over the Country, the listening shipper hears from the rushing of the waves, the echoing Clang of a wonderfully charming voice, which sings a song from the crystal castle, and with sorrow and fear he thinks on the young Count Hermann, seduced by the Nymph.
Here were two bright and beautiful little lakes, set like mirrors in the midst of stern and rocky heights, and surrounded by grassy meadows, inexpressibly refreshing to the eye.
Here I sat down and rested for a moment, refreshing myself with my cocoanuts.
With Hugh's assistance, however, he contrived to stagger to the pump; and having refreshed himself with an abundant draught of cold water, and a copious shower of the same refreshing liquid on his head and face, he ordered some rum and milk to be served; and upon that innocent beverage and some biscuits and cheese made a pretty hearty meal.
The shade was most refreshing, and Emma found it the pleasantest part of the day.
Many a budding president has walked into my room with his cap on his head and his hands in his pockets, and stared at me for two whole hours: occasionally refreshing himself with a tweak of his nose, or a draught from the water-jug; or by walking to the windows and inviting other boys in the street below, to come up and do likewise: crying, 'Here he is
The air, at that elevation, was quite cool and refreshing, when in the city it was burning hot.
It is a most refreshing, convivial, beautiful object to behold.
So mechanically repeating, like a charm, the words, "Upward, yet not Northward", I fell into a sound refreshing sleep.
9 -- GlaxoSmithKline, a leading global consumer healthcare company & makers of the brand ENO, announced the launch of ENO in two new formats of liquids & chewable tablets under the brand name, ENO Refreshing Gel and ENO Refreshing Tab respectively.
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