re·​ward·​ing | \ ri-ˈwȯr-diŋ How to pronounce rewarding (audio) \

Definition of rewarding

1 : yielding or likely to yield a reward : valuable, satisfying a rewarding experience
2 : serving as a reward a rewarding smile of thanks

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Other Words from rewarding

rewardingly adverb

Examples of rewarding in a Sentence

Her work is financially rewarding. pursued a rewarding career providing medical care to poor children in rural areas

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The easiest comparison is the BMW X2, but the Jaguar is much more rewarding to drive. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "A sports car in SUV clothing: The Jaguar E-Pace reviewed," 28 June 2018 Bowker's slice of life in this series is a whole lot smaller than that, but arguably more important — and certainly more rewarding on an artistic level. Tim Goodman, The Hollywood Reporter, "Critic's Notebook: In Praise of 10 Superbly Written TV Series," 23 May 2018 Burgess wanted a summer program where high school theater students who were serious about their work could come together and be involved in productions that would be rewarding and would push them to grow and mature. David Lyman,, "Got a high school kid that loves theater? They need to know about this," 21 June 2018 Dieu will contemplate retirement, saying three decades of introducing New Orleans area residents to Vietnamese cuisine have been rewarding. Hanna Krueger,, "Kim Son, 30-year Vietnamese restaurant in Gretna, is closing: report," 12 May 2018 Its clever trick is using the stakes and atmosphere of a war game to make the non-shooting activities feel genuinely rewarding. T.c. Sottek, The Verge, "Battlefield V’s single-player stories are the right way to do war games," 20 Nov. 2018 There is nothing more rewarding to me in this world than helping somebody., "Deaths in South Florida: 5/10," 10 May 2018 These tangible results are highly rewarding for everyone in the company. Jessica Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Top mechanical contract company Butters-Fetting is hiring," 4 May 2018 That, as an adult, is a really rewarding experience. Cristina Goyanes, Marie Claire, "The Coolest Six-Figure Job You Never Thought You Wanted: Nannying," 14 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of rewarding

1697, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of rewarding was in 1697

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English Language Learners Definition of rewarding

: giving you a good feeling that you have done something valuable, important, etc.
: giving you money or profit

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