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rewarding

[ri-wawr-ding]
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adjective
  1. affording satisfaction, valuable experience, or the like; worthwhile.
  2. affording financial or material gain; profitable.
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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
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Related Words

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  • 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

unrewarding

adjective
  1. not giving personal satisfaction
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rewarding

adjective
  1. giving personal satisfaction; gratifyingcaring for the elderly is rewarding
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