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adjective as in brisk; exhilarating

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Luckily, we have the benefit of being able to read the future even as we watch Thirteen Lives, and that leaves us free to enjoy Howard’s crackerjack storytelling skills, not to mention the picture’s bracing, casually heroic lead performances.

From Time

Then Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky dialed into the meeting via teleconference with a bracing appeal that left some of the world-weary politicians with watery eyes.

That early space race with the then-Soviet Union was actually a very bracing thing for both countries, driving technological innovation.

From Time

That often means also dropping some weight, since lifting heavier would necessitate bracing against your abdomen and pelvic floor.

These hearings are taking place as Brazil still averages around 2,000 coronavirus deaths daily, with many bracing for third wave, and the public-health system is battered to the point of near-collapse.

From Vox

The strategic coastal city of Mariupol is bracing for attack as pro-Russian rebels move south and say the capital isn't safe.

Headlines big and small proclaim the bracing news: democratization, as a global project, is over.

It had a lot to do with prevailing medical opinion that bracing climates were essential to good health.

We in turn can briefly marvel at the bracing, if distant, possibility of a King Harry.

But it also shows an optimism that should be genuinely bracing and energizing for Americans of all ages.

Matt had come to a quick stop, disengaging his right foot from the toe-clip and bracing the motor-cycle upright.

There is also in large bridges wind-bracing to stiffen the structure against horizontal forces.

It can be stiffened by girders and bracing and is then of mixed type, when it loses much of its advantage in economy.

At first girders had solid or plate webs, but for spans over 100 ft. the web always now consists of bracing bars.

Connecting the flanges is a vertical web which may be a solid plate or a system of bracing bars.


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On this page you'll find 51 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bracing, such as: invigorating, refreshing, animating, chilly, cool, and crisp.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.