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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. 

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After years of development, it’s gratifying to see important and encouraging progress in this key system, which we hope will eventually open opportunities for other scientific missions in addition to NASA’s moon-Mars program.NASA COMPLETES KEY ENGINE TEST OF ITS MASSIVE SLS MOON ROCKETCHRISTIAN DAVENPORTMARCH 18, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It’s even more gratifying if you correctly penciled them in on your bracket.MARCH MADNESS BRACKET POOL TIPS: A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO THE 2021 NCAA TOURNAMENTNEIL GREENBERGMARCH 18, 2021WASHINGTON POST
To be quite honest, leading from a place of vulnerability and fearlessness is often lonely, and yet it’s extremely gratifying and absolutely necessary.COMMUNICATION AND COURAGE: THE TOP 5 CORPORATE LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM 2020MATTHEWHEIMERDECEMBER 31, 2020FORTUNE
Moreover, the bill comes with a strong—and gratifying—range of bipartisan support, with both Democratic and Republican legislators cosponsoring the anti-corruption legislation.CONGRESS JUST PASSED THE MOST IMPORTANT ANTI-CORRUPTION REFORM IN DECADES, BUT HARDLY ANYONE KNOWS ABOUT ITJAKEMETHDECEMBER 26, 2020FORTUNE
How gratifying it would be to use the tough choices the virus has forced upon us to better prepare students for a future beyond the pandemic.AN ARGUMENT FOR GIVING KIDS OPEN-BOOK TESTS DURING THE PANDEMIC (AND AFTER)VALERIE STRAUSSNOVEMBER 30, 2020WASHINGTON POST
What made it especially gratifying, however, was that it was the first tuna melt of my life that involved no fish at all.THE NEW WAVE OF FISHLESS FISH IS HEREROWAN JACOBSENNOVEMBER 24, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
That is a very lofty, poetical, and gratifying conception, but it is open to one fatal objection—it is not true.GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
Edna had staked her father on his last venture, with the most gratifying results to both of them.THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
I confess that this reception is gratifying, and have no doubt but that you will also feel a pleasure in it.LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
I go into these details because it is my first public success, and consequently very gratifying.THE LIFE & LETTERS OF PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKYMODESTE TCHAIKOVSKY

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