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

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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English Language Learners Definition of redeeming

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

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to speak slightingly about or to degrade

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