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Definition of refreshing adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1pleasantly new or different It made a refreshing change to be taken seriously for once. It's refreshing to meet someone who is so dedicated to their work.
  2. 2making you feel less tired or hot a refreshing drink/shower The breeze was cool and refreshing.
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adverb refreshingly different The house was refreshingly cool inside.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: refreshing

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