affording satisfaction, valuable experience, or the like; worthwhile.
affording financial or material gain; profitable.

Origin of rewarding

First recorded in 1690–1700; reward + -ing2
Related formsre·ward·ing·ly, adverbqua·si-re·ward·ing, adjectiveun·re·ward·ing, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for unrewarding

Contemporary Examples of unrewarding

Historical Examples of unrewarding

  • On the whole, he had found life an unrewarding thing; and he passed along, at fifty-five, with no great regrets.

    On the Stairs

    Henry B. Fuller

British Dictionary definitions for unrewarding



not giving personal satisfaction



giving personal satisfaction; gratifyingcaring for the elderly is rewarding
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