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
Recent Examples on the Web These interactions are socially rewarding and may motivate them to seek out more. Washington Post, 1 June 2021 After a year of remote learning, picking a physical book from a physical shelf is especially rewarding. Brian Platzer, The Atlantic, 1 June 2021 The joy of giving back For Secker, the experience of giving back has been highly rewarding. Neal Taparia, Forbes, 28 May 2021 So the success of the film has been incredibly rewarding for me. Clark Collis,, 21 May 2021 Marx also said that his group's humanitarian work is rewarding, especially given the situation of many of the migrants who cross the border. Tyler Olson, Fox News, 24 Apr. 2021 The accomplishment was especially rewarding for the Chiefs senior captains Heather Astle, Deborah Bien-Aime, Paige Pierrelouis and Madison Rivard. Emmett Hall,, 8 Apr. 2021 Being in this field at this time is incredibly rewarding. Meredith Wadman, Science | AAAS, 29 Mar. 2021 People may find ways of re-engaging with the world that better suit their desires and values, and which are ultimately more socially rewarding. Alia E. Dastagir, USA TODAY, 20 Mar. 2021

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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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12 Jun 2021

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“Rewarding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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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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