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

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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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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30 Jul 2022

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“Rewarding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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