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adjective as in satisfying

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Example Sentences

It’s super-gratifying to know that it’s being used and is helping someone.

After the series ran, there was a gratifying push to address many of the systemic weaknesses our journalism exposed.

But, for me, the most gratifying one and my favorite has to be the 2020 Olympic Trials in Atlanta because that’s the one where a lot of people never thought I was going to make it and thought I was just looking to participate in the Trials.

For Lim, 91, this is particularly gratifying because “these projects were major civic buildings won by open architectural competition,” he notes.

That for me was by far the most gratifying part of the whole experience.

From Eater

“It feels very gratifying having gotten here,” Condon says of his Broadway debut.

Less gratifying, though, was the vague reasoning she gave for leaving, essentially saying she likes the number 25.

More gratifying is that millions of people have heard of it.

Yet the tale baseball historians have pieced together is gratifying enough for it not to matter.

I love my job and have found work to be gratifying and even calming during periods when other parts of my life are far less so.

That is a very lofty, poetical, and gratifying conception, but it is open to one fatal objection—it is not true.

Edna had staked her father on his last venture, with the most gratifying results to both of them.

I confess that this reception is gratifying, and have no doubt but that you will also feel a pleasure in it.

I go into these details because it is my first public success, and consequently very gratifying.

To be called Thomas was gratifying, but the Mr. was quite overpowering and made Tom her ally at once.


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What are other ways to say gratifying?

Something that is gratifying fulfills expectations, requirements, etc.: a gratifying account of his whereabouts; a book gratifying in its detail. Something that is pleasing engages the mind favorably: a pleasing account of the wedding. Something that is interesting occupies the mind with no connotation of pleasure or displeasure: an interesting account of a battle. 

On this page you'll find 63 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gratifying, such as: delightful, enjoyable, pleasant, and pleasing.

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