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freshly

[ fresh ]SEE DEFINITION OF freshly
  • as innew
  • as innewly
  • as inrecently
  • as inagain
  • as inearly

Synonyms for freshly

  • newly
  • afresh
  • anew
  • lately
  • of late
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Antonyms for freshly

  • old
  • past
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FRESHLY

If the coffee is not freshly roasted, you should put in more.

The little hollow west of Chimney Butte was freshly grassed.

Up above, were other bays with freshly painted luffer-boards.

The funnel was freshly painted black with a red band at the top.

The pressure of his hand was sufficient to dull the freshly painted surface.

They had netted some white-fish over night, so their larder was freshly supplied.

But it came back now as freshly as if it had all occurred yesterday.

He was thinner and he had a freshly healed scar on his cheek.

At the house he found that his employer had put on a clean shirt and was freshly shaven.

The ditch by the side of the road must have been freshly dug in front of the cottage.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c. "unsalted, pure, sweet, eager," metathesis of Old English fersc "unsalted," from West Germanic *friskaz (cf. Old Frisian fersk, Middle Dutch versch, Dutch vers, Old High German frisc, German frisch "fresh").

Probably cognate with Old Church Slavonic presinu "fresh," Lithuanian preskas "sweet." The metathesis, and the expanded Middle English senses of "new, pure, eager" are probably by influence of (or in some instances, from) Old French fres (fem. fresche), from Proto-Germanic *frisko-, and thus related to the English word. The Germanic root also is the source of Italian and Spanish fresco. Related: Freshly; freshness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FRESHLY

again

adverbanother time; repeated

newly

adverbrecently
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