sat·​is·​fy·​ing ˈsa-təs-ˌfī-iŋ How to pronounce satisfying (audio)
: producing pleasure or contentment by providing what is needed or wanted : enjoyable, gratifying
a highly satisfying result/experience
a satisfying meal
No pig ever had truer friends, and he realized that friendship is one of the most satisfying things in the world.E. B. White
satisfyingly adverb

Examples of satisfying in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1616, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of satisfying was circa 1616

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“Satisfying.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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