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 gratifying (audio) \ adverb

Examples of gratifying in a Sentence

It was a gratifying victory. The response has been gratifying.
Recent Examples on the Web Some locals, including Pat Goodman of the Greater Huntington Beach Interfaith Council, said the resolutions were a gratifying step from city officials. Hayley Smith, Los Angeles Times, "KKK fliers, White Lives Matter rally: Huntington Beach confronts ‘storm of hate’," 9 Apr. 2021 Sharing perspectives with people was the most gratifying thing. Donald Liebenson, Vulture, "Laraine Newman Highly Recommends Having a Game Plan," 11 Mar. 2021 Although the quick sale was rewarding, far more gratifying were the texts and comments from the kids. Marni Jameson, orlandosentinel.com, "A look back: Lessons learned from 2020 ― part 2," 1 Jan. 2021 Zoom, as many of us have had ample opportunity to realize, can be wearying, which is why the moment in the horror movie Host when one of the characters gets yanked across the room by a supernatural force is so gratifying. Alison Willmore, Vulture, "A Year of Watching Movies About Being Stuck at Home (While Being Stuck at Home)," 17 Mar. 2021 Although the quick sale was rewarding, far more gratifying were the texts and comments from the kids. Marni Jameson, orlandosentinel.com, "A look back: Lessons learned from 2020 ― part 2," 1 Jan. 2021 Although the quick sale was rewarding, far more gratifying were the texts and comments from the kids. Marni Jameson, orlandosentinel.com, "A look back: Lessons learned from 2020 ― part 2," 1 Jan. 2021 Although the quick sale was rewarding, far more gratifying were the texts and comments from the kids. Marni Jameson, orlandosentinel.com, "A look back: Lessons learned from 2020 ― part 2," 1 Jan. 2021 Keiser said this has been one of the most gratifying moments during the pandemic for him as a doctor. Alison Medley, Chron, "Galveston weekend vaccination clinic expected after appointments fill up quickly on Monday," 25 Jan. 2021

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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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15 Apr 2021

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“Gratifying.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gratifying. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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gratifying

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of gratifying

: giving pleasure or satisfaction

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