Etymology
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refreshing (adj.)

"tending or serving to refresh, invigorating," 1570s, present-participle adjective from refresh (v.). Mental or spiritual sense is attested from 1690s. Related: Refreshingly.

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Definitions of refreshing

refreshing (adj.)
imparting vitality and energy;
Synonyms: bracing / brisk / fresh / refreshful / tonic
refreshing (adj.)
pleasantly new or different;
common sense of a most refreshing sort
Synonyms: novel
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