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 move, experts suggest, will be rewarding for the company. Sangeeta Tanwar, Quartz India, "Grofers hopes to win India’s online grocery war with its low-priced, in-house brands," 10 July 2019 Intimate gatherings prove to be emotionally rewarding. Sonja Marie, Essence, "Cancer, It's Time To Feel The Love! Here Are July 2019 Horoscopes For All," 1 July 2019 This opportunity to travel the world and race on street courses has been so rewarding. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "What’s it like to race a Jaguar I-Pace electric car?," 20 June 2019 One is that those with autism find social interaction less rewarding than typical children. Bradley J. Fikes,, "A peek into the brains of autistic children may lead to better treatments," 31 Jan. 2018 Being an entrepreneur, Shourav Dasari said, can be rewarding. Melanie Feuk, Houston Chronicle, "Spring teens’ website takes off in competitive spelling community," 14 June 2019 Time, skills, services or just being a good friend to someone in need will be rewarding. Eugenia Last, The Mercury News, "Horoscopes: June 7, 2019," 7 June 2019 Oakland officials who use those tickets at the venue jointly owned by the city and county must declare an official purpose for attending, such as to inspect the facility’s operations or rewarding community volunteers and students. John Woolfolk, The Mercury News, "Oakland councilwoman blames staff error on form claiming free Warriors tickets," 5 June 2019 That's the training that took the most time, was the most difficult, but in the end, was the most rewarding. CBS News, "Transcript: Jonna Mendez talks with Michael Morell on "Intelligence Matters"," 5 June 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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