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adjective as in offsetting

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By the early 1970s, there were few redeeming qualities to the South Vietnamese government for people to support it over the Vietcong.

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And, once again, I am reminded that one of the great, redeeming virtues of the Olympics is that they cause us to care about sports that we would otherwise only watch in response to a bribe or a threat.

It was vital that the lead character, April Chen, came off like a real person—that is to say, mostly flawed to the core save for a few redeeming qualities.

But what about stuff that has no obvious redeeming qualities to it?

He has no redeeming or (even complicating) qualities—no depths to plumb, no angles to survey, no gray areas to explore.

Yet as bad as these men were, they each possessed redeeming qualities that managed to fool us for most, if not all, of the season.

And even from a hard-right POV, the nation has many redeeming characteristics.

This was probably the most redeeming part of the three-hour Sound of Music special on NBC.

The other anecdote would be a very ugly story were it not for the redeeming conclusion.

His love for art is the real redeeming point in his history.

"We are a barbarous, rude set," he answered with redeeming frankness.

His love for his mother is the redeeming feature in his character.

With his faults, such as they were, he had the redeeming virtue in my eyes of being a keen sportsman.


On this page you'll find 10 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to redeeming, such as: compensating, extenuating, qualifying, saving, compensatory, and extenuatory.

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