re·​deem·​ing | \ ri-ˈdē-miŋ How to pronounce redeeming (audio) \

Definition of redeeming

: serving to offset or compensate for a defect her performance is the film's redeeming feature

Examples of redeeming in a Sentence

The job's only redeeming feature is the employee discount.
Recent Examples on the Web Kmart’s vast quantities of real estate once considered a possible redeeming quality for its way forward made the vacancies all the more painful to behold. Grace L. Williams, Forbes, "Vacant Spaces, Perfect Places: A Loving Ode To Kmart," 20 Apr. 2021 Considering the messages shared are rooted in biblical principles of love, forgiveness and empathy, where else will such redeeming traits of living and belonging be instilled? Mike Masterson, Arkansas Online, "Sense of belonging," 4 Apr. 2021 The redeeming feature of Donald Trump was his bottomless cynicism about all this. WSJ, "Biden Is a Climate Dead End," 18 Dec. 2020 Twitter’s most redeeming qualities are its democratic possibilities. Sarah Jones, New Republic, "There’s No Such Thing as Twitter Feminism," 7 Feb. 2018 In the most redeeming moment of the night, and possibly the franchise’s recent history, we are treated to a scene of Jasmine and Alexis hanging out playfully in the hot tub. Katy Primosch,, "'Bachelor in Paradise' recap: Dean drama," 22 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of redeeming

1827, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of redeeming was in 1827

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26 Apr 2021

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“Redeeming.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of redeeming

: making a bad or unpleasant thing or person better or more acceptable

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