unrewarding

adjective
un·​re·​ward·​ing | \ ˌən-ri-ˈwȯr-diŋ How to pronounce unrewarding (audio) \

Definition of unrewarding

: failing to provide satisfaction or a reward : not rewarding unrewarding work

Other Words from unrewarding

unrewardingly adverb

Examples of unrewarding in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Inflation is at a four-decade high, workers are walking away from unrewarding jobs, and Cold War tensions seem to be warming with each passing cluster bomb into Ukrainian suburbs. Philip Elliott, Time, 13 Apr. 2022 Playing at home has been an unrewarding experience for the Cathedral Catholic High softball team this season. Terry Monahan, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Mar. 2022 However, these project development processes can be costly and unrewarding if handled by an incompetent developer. Nazariy Hazdun, Forbes, 28 Dec. 2021 Building a sufficiently motivated minority would require tens or hundreds of thousands of activists willing to spend long, demanding, and often unrewarding careers as teachers and administrators. Samuel Goldman, The Week, 14 July 2021 Workers are not accepting disengaging and unrewarding roles for themselves anymore. Bryan Robinson, Forbes, 12 Dec. 2021 If your social life seems unrewarding, focus on your work. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, 6 Aug. 2021 An unrewarding slog to assemble even a coherent single set build, much less giving players the ability to experiment with a whole bunch of them. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 8 June 2021 Infectious disease control is a noble yet unrewarding job, successes in containing disease outbreaks go unnoticed but mistakes bear the weight of human lives. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 20 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of unrewarding

1651, in the meaning defined above

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“Unrewarding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrewarding. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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