[ UK /ɹɪfɹˈɛʃɪŋli/ ]
[ US /ɹiˈfɹɛʃɪŋɫi/ ]
  1. in a pleasantly novel manner
    she was refreshingly free from shyness
  2. in a manner that relieves fatigue and restores vitality
    the air was refreshingly cool
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How To Use refreshingly In A Sentence

  • While no one disputes Ahola's ability to lift 900 pounds, some have found his performance refreshingly unpracticed, others off-puttingly amateurish.
  • ‘There were seven misquotes, 32 errors of fact,’ he says, overlooking his own book's refreshingly loose association with accepted English grammar and punctuation.
  • There's also a cloying crème brûlée made with semolina, and a refreshingly chalky caramel parfait on a bed of thinly sliced stewed pears.
  • The champagne cream sauce was refreshingly light and brought out the best of my wife's salmon filet.
  • the air was refreshingly cool
  • It's a refreshingly candid stance, and one that feels very now. Times, Sunday Times
  • Something refreshingly ditzy from the Spanish master, set on a plane heading for turmoil. Times, Sunday Times
  • The air is still warm, but refreshingly clear.
  • Thanks again for your refreshingly clear-headed analyses.
  • He is a refreshingly normal kind of genius.
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