gratifying

adjective grat·i·fy·ing

Definition of gratifying

  1. :  giving pleasure or satisfaction :  pleasing <a gratifying result>

gratifyingly

play \-iŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of gratifying in a sentence

  1. It was a gratifying victory.

  2. The response has been gratifying.

Circa 1611

First Known Use of gratifying

circa 1611


GRATIFYING Defined for English Language Learners

gratifying

adjective grat·i·fy·ing

Definition of gratifying for English Language Learners

  • : giving pleasure or satisfaction



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