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redeeming

[ ri-dee-ming ]
/ rɪˈdi mɪŋ /
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adjective

offsetting or counterbalancing some fault, defect, or the like: a redeeming quality.

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Origin of redeeming

First recorded in 1745–55; redeem + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM redeeming

un·re·deem·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for redeeming

redeeming
/ (rɪˈdiːmɪŋ) /

adjective

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