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 None of her victims has a redeeming quality or generates empathy for their demise. Oline H. Cogdill,, 11 Apr. 2022 That has a certain redeeming quality, thinking, ‘This is hard, and these are the risks. Washington Post, 16 Feb. 2022 But even as the flow of the movie approaches incoherence, then rushes headlong past it, a redeeming strain of brotherly camaraderie takes root, even amid constant sniping and bitching. Joshua Rothkopf,, 24 Jan. 2022 And most of the time, probably without the redeeming quality of rainbows. Washington Post, 10 Jan. 2022 Both films grind away for almost two and a half hours, stripped of the pop and the rush that are, or ought to be, the redeeming virtue of the genre. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, 23 Dec. 2021 The battery on the phone, thankfully, is a redeeming quality. Christian De Looper, BGR, 28 July 2021 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, 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, 4 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of redeeming

1827, in the meaning defined above

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“Redeeming.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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