Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state or quality of being fresh.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being fresh.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The condition or quality of being fresh, in any sense.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. originality by virtue of being new and surprising
  • n. the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties
  • n. the property of being pure and fresh (as if newly made); not stale or deteriorated
  • n. an alert and refreshed state
  • n. originality by virtue of being refreshingly novel

Etymologies

fresh +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I just find that many of these wines pick up a certain freshness and brine from the sea air they grow so close to, which just naturally well with raw fish.

    Sushi: an impossible food-wine pairing? | Dr Vino's wine blog

  • Peppermint is so easy to grow (and dry) … and I have yet to try anything sold by any tea company that comes close in freshness or quality to what I am able to grow myself.

    Daily Tea: April 29, 2010 | Tea Derivations

  • Something of freshness is missing, something of quality, even when what is told is all true, interesting and useful.

    Ad Fontes, a Mystical and Protestant View of Teaching « Unknowing

  • Thirdly, the freshness is gone and the routines are starting to become a little stale.

    Top 10 Movies That Jumped the Shark » Scene-Stealers

  • By May, the freshness is off the first bloom, only a memory of color remains as grasses begin to fade from vibrant green to tired yellow, and the flowering desert becomes just a desert once more.

    Sombra & The Federales

  • This incomparable freshness is the best reason to buy California oil, and you'll be supporting an industry that after a decade of baby steps is taking its first strides.

    Domestic Reserves

  • I recognize the close, musty smell of a house uninhabited by youth, of an old person's habits and lack of interest in freshness, brightness, and the new.

    The House on Kronenstrasse

  • I also get impatient with books that are stale by the time they come out, as so many have to be simply because the process of publishing — pitch to agent to editor to committee to writing to editing to production to marketing to distribution — takes so long (and costs so much) that freshness is impossible.

    Media no more « BuzzMachine

  • Surely it should be one of our tasks to try and preserve those streams in freshness and vigour.

    The Great Remembrance

  • In her own country, they are considered never to have been excelled in freshness and freedom of expression.

    Diaries of Court Ladies of Old Japan

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