- grat·i·fy·ing·ly, adverb
- non·grat·i·fy·ing, adjective
- non·grat·i·fy·ing·ly, adverb
- un·grat·i·fy·ing, adjective
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How to use gratifying in a sentence
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.The Investigative Reporting Behind America’s Obsession With Britney Spears’ Conservatorship | by Robin Fields | July 13, 2021 | ProPublica
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.A legacy of landmark buildings in Malaysia and Singapore | Kara Baskin | June 30, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
That for me was by far the most gratifying part of the whole experience.
“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.From David Letterman to Oprah, the Best TV Goodbye Announcements (VIDEO) | Kevin Fallon | April 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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.The Myth of Jackie Mitchell, the Girl Who Struck Out Ruth and Gehrig | Adam Doster | May 18, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
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.One Reason Women Stay Home: Because It's Easier on Everyone | Megan McArdle | March 18, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
That is a very lofty, poetical, and gratifying conception, but it is open to one fatal objection—it is not true.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
Edna had staked her father on his last venture, with the most gratifying results to both of them.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate 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 Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
To be called Thomas was gratifying, but the Mr. was quite overpowering and made Tom her ally at once.The Cromptons | Mary J. Holmes
British Dictionary definitions for gratifying
giving one satisfaction or pleasure
- gratifyingly, adverb
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