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redeeming

[ri-dee-ming]
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adjective
  1. offsetting or counterbalancing some fault, defect, or the like: a redeeming quality.

Origin of redeeming

First recorded in 1745–55; redeem + -ing2
Related formsun·re·deem·ing, adjective
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redeeming

adjective
  1. serving to compensate for faults or deficiencies in quality, etcone redeeming feature
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