Definition for gratifying (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), grat·i·fied, grat·i·fy·ing.
Origin of gratify
Examples from the Web for gratifying
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|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|DAILY BEAST
“My job was gratifying for a long time, until business became a lot harder,” she says.
It's gratifying to see the Democrats be better at hardball than the Republicans for a change.
Like accolades ought to be, the fulfilled life is a consequence, a gratifying byproduct.David McCullough at Wellesley Commencement: ‘You Are Not Special’ (Video)|The Daily Beast|June 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It was gratifying to observe that here the Indians had some ranches with considerable land still left to them.Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)|Carl Lumholtz
The news was gratifying to Hodge, and he lost no time in disappearing from view.Frank Merriwell's Alarm|Burt L. Standish
This sight was gratifying to us as showing a disposition to teach and to learn, even under the most disadvantageous circumstances.
The statistical report of the navy for 1871 offers a gratifying contrast to the above figures.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
My personal relations with the Irish people have been and continue to be of the most gratifying kind.Ireland as It Is|Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
British Dictionary definitions for gratifying (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for gratifying (2 of 2)
verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
Word Origin for gratify
Word Origin and History for gratifying
c.1400, "to bestow grace upon;" 1530s, "to show gratitude to," from French gratifier (16c.) or directly from Latin gratificari "to do favor to, oblige, gratify," from gratus "pleasing" (see grace) + root of facere "make, do, perform" (see factitious). Meaning "to give pleasure to" is from 1560s. Related: Gratified; gratifying.