bracing [brey-sing] SynonymsExamplesWord Origin adjective
- strengthening; invigorating: This mountain air is bracing.
- of, relating to, or serving as a .
- a .
- collectively: The bracing on this scaffold is weak.
- material, as timber, used for .
Origin of bracing 1475–85;(v.) + , Related formsbrac·ing·ly, adverbbrac·ing·ness, nounSynonyms for bracing 1. stimulating, revivifying, energizing. Examples from the Web for bracingly Contemporary Examples of bracingly
Instead, the real-life Freitag laughs, smiles, and is bracingly candid.
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Historical Examples of bracingly
“Of course you would be all right anyhow,” Bob said bracingly.
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“Well, that oughtn’t to influence you,” Susan said bracingly.
The Aeroplane Lady, bracingly cheerful, met them with a sheaf of official documents for the young Army aviator.
But I liked the third: it was so bracingly unorthodox, even according to the tenets of Soames’ peculiar sect in the faith.
British Dictionary definitions for bracingly bracing adjective
- refreshing; stimulating; invigoratingthe air here is bracing
- a system of braces used to strengthen or supportthe bracing supporting the building is perfectly adequate
Derived Formsbracingly, adverb