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[ fresh ]SEE DEFINITION OF freshness

Synonyms for freshness

  • brightness
  • inventiveness
  • novelty
  • originality
  • vigor
  • bloom
  • callowness
  • cleanness
  • clearness
  • dew
  • glow
  • greenness
  • inexperience
  • innovativeness
  • rawness
  • shine
  • sparkle
  • viridity
  • youth
  • dewiness
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Antonyms for freshness

  • dullness
  • oldness
  • staleness
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FRESHNESS

Their freshness soon withered, on account of the shallowness of the earth.

He was captivated by her freshness and beauty, her demureness, her ignorance of all things vicious.

The odor given off by the chicken is also an indication of freshness.

However, too much attention cannot be paid to its freshness.

How she hated her, with her youth and freshness, her wide eyes, her soft red lips!

She was an impersonation of health, joy, and freshness, in the full sunlight.

No other form of verse has, therefore, in so great a degree, the charm of freshness.

Nothing can exceed the freshness and charm of our homeward walk.

There, all the bloom and freshness natural to youth seemed blasted!

You may try the freshness of eggs by putting them into a pan of cold water.

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 FRESHNESS

cleanliness

nouncleanness
  • asepsis
  • disinfection
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  • nattiness
  • neatness
  • purity
  • sanitation
  • spotlessness
  • spruceness
  • sterility
  • tidiness
  • trimness
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