refreshing
adjective Date: circa 1580 serving to refresh; especially agreeably stimulating because of freshness or newness <
a refreshing change of pace
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refreshingly adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • refreshing — adjective 1 making you feel less tired or less hot: a long refreshing drink | The breeze was refreshing after the stuffy classroom. 2 pleasantly different from what is familiar and boring: It made a refreshing change to talk to someone new.… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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