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1. Serving to refresh.
2. Pleasantly fresh and different: "common sense of a most refreshing sort" (William Raspberry).

re·fresh′ing·ly adv.
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Adv.1.refreshingly - in a manner that relieves fatigue and restores vitality; "the air was refreshingly cool"
2.refreshingly - in a pleasantly novel manner; "she was refreshingly free from shyness"
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[rɪˈfreʃɪŋlɪ] ADV she's refreshingly honestda gusto ver lo honesta que es
his style of writing is refreshingly differenttiene un estilo distinto, lo cual resulta muy grato
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[rɪˈfrɛʃɪŋli] adv
refreshingly honest → d'une honnêteté rafraîchissante
He was refreshingly honest → Il était d'une honnêteté rafraîchissante.
refreshingly simple → d'une simplicité rafraîchissante
refreshingly different → d'une originalité rafraîchissante
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(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.
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When he breakfasted or dined all the resources of the club--its kitchens and pantries, its buttery and dairy--aided to crowd his table with their most succulent stores; he was served by the gravest waiters, in dress coats, and shoes with swan-skin soles, who proffered the viands in special porcelain, and on the finest linen; club decanters, of a lost mould, contained his sherry, his port, and his cinnamon-spiced claret; while his beverages were refreshingly cooled with ice, brought at great cost from the American lakes.
That night nothing but the pain I suffered prevented me from sleeping most refreshingly. As it was, I caught two or three naps, while Toby slept away at my side as soundly as though he had been sandwiched between two Holland sheets.
Then for long he remained brooding; his hat of ill omen on the sward, so that any gentle breeze which had arisen might play refreshingly through his hair.
They were no longer embarrassed, or half-choked with meaning which could not express itself; they were not afraid of each other, or, like travellers down a twisting river, dazzled with sudden beauties when the corner is turned; the unexpected happened, but even the ordinary was lovable, and in many ways preferable to the ecstatic and mysterious, for it was refreshingly solid, and called out effort, and effort under such circumstances was not effort but delight.
As a literary critic he is uneven, and, as elsewhere, sometimes superficial, but his fine appreciation and generally clear vision make him refreshingly stimulating.
The sweet breezes of this happy clime came refreshingly to our nostrils; we beheld the glimmering gush of silver fountains, overhung by trees of beautiful foliage and delicious fruit, which were propagated by grafts from the celestial gardens.
He was also refreshingly lucid, as he was on the committees.
"Now, when you mention responsibility," he resumed, "I am disposed to say that I never had the happiness of knowing any one whom I should consider so refreshingly responsible as yourself.
refreshingly exciting - for once without a risk of durance if we came to grief!
He was refreshingly dressed in summer costume--his manner was delightfully self-possessed and quiet--he had a charming smile.
A touching (and refreshingly steamy) lesbian romance is at the core of this thrilling fantasy, and it adds emotional weight to an otherwise familiar plot.
Lydia Marsh (Jennifer Ehle), Cameron is greeted by Jane (Sasha Lane), a refreshingly free spirit at a camp where kids are taught to hate their true selves.