refreshing

Something is refreshing if it reinvigorates you, or seems new and exciting. The offer of a refreshing glass of iced tea would be especially refreshing if it came from your normally cranky sister.

Mint toothpaste is refreshing — clean and brisk — and a cool ocean breeze is refreshing on a hot day. If you're used to seeing wilted salads and pale lasagna in your school cafeteria every day, a refreshing change would be a taco bar or homemade pizza. Refreshing comes from the verb refresh, which has a Germanic root similar to frisc, "fresh" in Old High German.

Definitions of refreshing
1

adj imparting vitality and energy

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

adj pleasantly new or different

“common sense of a most refreshing sort”
Synonyms:
novel
new
not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered

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