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.

Definitions of fresh
  1. adjective
    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
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    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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  2. adjective
    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
  3. adjective
    (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
  4. adjective
    not canned or otherwise preserved
    fresh vegetables”
    Synonyms:
    unprocessed
    not treated or prepared by a special process
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    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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  5. adjective
    not soured or preserved
    synonyms: sweet, unfermented
    unsoured
    not having turned bad
  6. adjective
    having recently calved and therefore able to give milk
    “the cow is fresh
    Synonyms:
    lactating, wet
    producing or secreting milk
  7. adverb
    very recently
    “we are fresh out of tomatoes”
    synonyms: freshly, new, newly
  8. adjective
    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
  9. adjective
    imparting vitality and energy
    synonyms: bracing, brisk, refreshful, refreshing, tonic
    invigorating
    imparting strength and vitality
  10. adjective
    having restored energy
    synonyms: invigorated, refreshed, reinvigorated
    rested
    not tired; refreshed as by sleeping or relaxing
  11. adjective
    free from impurities
    fresh air”
    synonyms: clean
    pure
    free of extraneous elements of any kind
  12. adjective
    not containing or composed of salt water
    fresh water”
    synonyms: sweet
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    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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  13. adjective
    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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