gratifying

adjective grat·i·fy·ing \ ˈgra-tə-ˌfī-iŋ \
|Updated on: 11 Aug 2018

Definition of gratifying

: giving pleasure or satisfaction : pleasing
  • a gratifying result

gratifyingly

play \ˈgra-tə-ˌfī-iŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of gratifying in a Sentence

  1. It was a gratifying victory.

  2. The response has been gratifying.

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First Known Use of gratifying

circa 1611

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GRATIFYING Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of gratifying for English Language Learners

  • : giving pleasure or satisfaction



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