gratifying

adjective
grat·​i·​fy·​ing | \ ˈgra-tə-ˌfī-iŋ How to pronounce gratifying (audio) \

Definition of gratifying

: giving pleasure or satisfaction : pleasing a gratifying result

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Other Words from gratifying

gratifyingly \ ˈgra-​tə-​ˌfī-​iŋ-​lē How to pronounce gratifyingly (audio) \ adverb

Examples of gratifying in a Sentence

It was a gratifying victory. The response has been gratifying.
Recent Examples on the Web Watch it on: Netflix informer For all the consolation of shows that stick to a formula, the ones that upend generic conventions can be even more gratifying. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "20 Undersung Crime Shows to Binge-Watch," 23 Apr. 2020 Fire up Netflix, Hulu, HBO and Amazon Prime, and binge these hilariously gratifying shows that’ll keep you occupied for hours on end. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, "63 comforting TV shows you can stream to warm your hearts during isolation," 19 Mar. 2020 One of the movie's more gratifying scenes is when a veteran scientist played by Elliott Gould blasts Law's careless journalistic standards. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, "Watching 'Contagion' will freak you out amidst coronavirus fears, but it's worth it," 6 Mar. 2020 One of the movie's more gratifying scenes is when a veteran scientist played by Elliott Gould blasts Law's careless journalistic standards. cleveland, "Watching ‘Contagion’ will freak you out amidst coronavirus fears, but it’s worth it," 6 Mar. 2020 To see them bring home that trophy after 50 years is so gratifying. Margaret Stafford And Heather Hollingsworth, Houston Chronicle, "Andy Reid tells parade-goers Chiefs will win again next year," 5 Feb. 2020 To see them bring home that trophy after 50 years is so gratifying. Time, "Impaired Driver Taking a 'Joy Ride' Causes Chaos During Chiefs' Super Bowl Victory Parade," 5 Feb. 2020 The exhibition of one’s self, in intimate or gratifying exercise, is sometimes about shame. Faylita Hicks, Longreads, "The Danger of Desire," 2 Apr. 2020 The taco exemplifies a truly gratifying flavor expansion. Rand Richards Cooper, courant.com, "Review: Lucky Taco Cantina and Tap Room in Manchester wows with its creative takes on tacos," 19 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of gratifying

circa 1611, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gratifying was circa 1611

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4 May 2020

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“Gratifying.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gratifying. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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gratifying

adjective
How to pronounce gratifying (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of gratifying

: giving pleasure or satisfaction

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