fresh vs. cool

Discussion in 'English Only' started by the_one_and_only, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. the_one_and_only Senior Member

    Romania, Romanian
    Hi,

    Are fresh and cool interchangeable please? I have the following example: After the rain it is often cooler and feels fresher.
    Many thanks!
     
  2. Nymeria Senior Member

    Barbados
    English - Barbadian/British/educated in US universities blend
    No, they are not usually interchangeable.
     
  3. yourfairlady05 Senior Member

    USA
    English - United States
    If you want to use the literal sense of the word, then no, fresh and cool are not interchangeable. Cool refers to a lower temperature, whereas fresh is how it feels outside, if it doesn't feel muggy, if it feels nice and clean outside.
    In slang however, the two terms are more closely related (i.e. That's cool/fresh!)
     
  4. the_one_and_only Senior Member

    Romania, Romanian
    It´s crystal clear now.
    Many thanks!

    Best,
     
  5. JulianStuart

    JulianStuart Senior Member

    Sonoma County CA
    English (UK then US)
    If bread is fresh from the oven it is warm. Fresh does not have an intrinsic meaning related to temperature. Only in rare circumstances would cool and fresh have similar meanings, and your example is one of them.
     

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