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  • adj. Full of power to refresh; refreshing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Full of power to refresh; refreshing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Full of refreshment; refreshing.

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

  • adj. imparting vitality and energy


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refresh +‎ -ful


  • I find it to be refreshful and quite enlightening.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Suing Over Spilled Milk-a-What?

  • Imperative, refreshful as dawn-dew -- for any of the baser goods that we call real.

    A Writer's Recollections — Volume 2

  • They may seem to be as much forgotten as the drops of rain which fall into the barren sea, but each rain-drop adds to the volume of refreshful and purifying waters.

    Making the Most of Life

  • Farewell to all my friends, whose company hath been refreshful to me in my pilgrimage.

    Lay Morals

  • He saw the abyss she had aided him in escaping; and it was refreshful to look abroad after his desperate impulse.

    Diana of the Crossways — Volume 3

  • And here Eden would lie down at full length on the soft grass, and doze quietly, while the gentle breeze lifted his fair hair from his forehead with refreshful coolness; or he would listen while Walter read to him some stirring ballad or pleasant tale.

    St. Winifred's, or The World of School

  • He could not but remember, that, but for God's special grace thwarting the nearly-accomplished purpose of his sin, the eyes which were filled with such indescribable visions of glory, would have been closed in death, and the brow on which the sea-wind was beating in such cool and refreshful perfume would have been crumbling under the clammy sod.

    Julian Home

  • How different our smaller trials look, when they are seen from the distance of a quiet and refreshful rest.

    Julian Home

  • You will find the broken rest and the troubled dreams which for years have made the midnight watches terrible, exchanged for the long refreshful sleep that makes one mouthful of the night.

    The Recreations of a Country Parson

  • We know the thing is vain: we know it is but an idle fancy; but still it is pleasant and refreshful to think of such a life as Byron has sketched as the life of Daniel Boone.

    The Recreations of a Country Parson


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