fresh

Fresh describes things that are new or energetic, like fresh bread from the oven and fresh music from a recording artist. Moldy bread and grandpa's polkas? Not so fresh.

There are many uses for the adjective fresh, from being flirty to being well-rested. Ripe foods taste fresh compared to freezer-burned varieties, and fresh ideas are exciting and new. Fresh water is without the bitterness of salt water. Modern and different are also synonyms of fresh, while stale and tired are opposites.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: fresh

1
adjadv
recently made, produced, or harvested
very recently
2
adj
original and of a kind not seen before
3
adj
imparting vitality and energy
4
adj
free from impurities
5
adj
improperly forward or bold
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: fresh
1

adj recently made, produced, or harvested

fresh bread”
“a fresh scent”
fresh lettuce”
Synonyms
caller
fresh
crisp
pleasingly firm and fresh
fresh-cut
cut recently
good, undecomposed, unspoiled, unspoilt
not left to spoil
hot
newly made
new-made
newly made
strong, warm
freshly made or left
new
not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered
Antonyms:
stale
lacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age
addled
(of eggs) no longer edible
bad, spoiled, spoilt
(of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition
cold
having lost freshness through passage of time
day-old
not fresh today
hard
dried out
flyblown, maggoty
spoiled and covered with eggs and larvae of flies
limp, wilted
not firm
moldy, mouldy, musty
covered with or smelling of mold
rancid
(used of decomposing oils or fats) having a rank smell or taste usually due to a chemical change or decomposition
rotten
having decayed or disintegrated; usually implies foulness
corrupt, tainted
touched by rot or decay
putrid
in an advanced state of decomposition and having a foul odor
putrescent
becoming putrid
old
of long duration; not new
unoriginal
not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual
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adj not yet used or soiled

“a fresh shirt”
“a fresh sheet of paper”
Synonyms:
unused
clean
free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits

adj (of a cycle) beginning or occurring again

“a fresh start”
fresh ideas”
Synonyms
new
not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered

adj not canned or otherwise preserved

fresh vegetables”
Synonyms
unprocessed
not treated or prepared by a special process
Antonyms:
preserved
prevented from decaying or spoiling and prepared for future use
aged, cured
(used of tobacco) aging as a preservative process (`aged' is pronounced as one syllable)
candied, crystalised, crystalized, glace
(used especially of fruits) preserved by coating with or allowing to absorb sugar
canned, tinned
sealed in a can or jar
corned, cured
(used especially of meat) cured in brine
cured
(used of hay e.g.) allowed to dry
dehydrated, desiccated, dried
preserved by removing natural moisture
flash-frozen, frozen, quick-frozen
(used of foods) preserved by freezing sufficiently rapidly to retain flavor and nutritional value
freeze-dried
preserved by freezing and drying in a vacuum
freeze-dried, lyophilised, lyophilized
used of tissue or blood or serum or other biological substances; dried by freezing in a high vacuum
pickled
(used of foods) preserved in a pickling liquid
potted
preserved in a pot or can or jar
brine-cured, salt-cured, salted
(used especially of meats) preserved in salt
smoke-cured, smoke-dried, smoked
(used especially of meats and fish) dried and cured by hanging in wood smoke
sun-dried, sundried
dried naturally by the sun
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adj not soured or preserved

Synonyms:
sweet, unfermented
unsoured
not having turned bad

adj having recently calved and therefore able to give milk

“the cow is fresh
Synonyms
lactating, wet
producing or secreting milk

adv very recently

“we are fresh out of tomatoes”
Synonyms:
freshly, new, newly
2

adj original and of a kind not seen before

Synonyms:
new, novel
original
being or productive of something fresh and unusual; or being as first made or thought of
3

adj imparting vitality and energy

Synonyms:
bracing, brisk, refreshful, refreshing, tonic
invigorating
imparting strength and vitality

adj with restored energy

Synonyms:
invigorated, refreshed, reinvigorated
rested
not tired; refreshed as by sleeping or relaxing
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adj free from impurities

fresh air”
Synonyms:
clean
pure
free of extraneous elements of any kind

adj not containing or composed of salt water

fresh water”
Synonyms:
sweet
Antonyms:
salty
containing or filled with salt
brackish, briny
slightly salty (especially from containing a mixture of seawater and fresh water)
saliferous
containing or yielding salt
saline
containing salt
saltish
somewhat salty
tasty
pleasing to the sense of taste
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adj improperly forward or bold

“don't be fresh with me”
Synonyms:
impertinent, impudent, overbold, sassy, saucy, smart, wise
forward
used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty
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