adjective Date: circa 1611 giving pleasure or satisfaction ; pleasing <
a gratifying result
gratifyingly adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • gratifying — adj. 1. giving personal satisfaction. Syn: appreciated, pleasing, satisfying. [WordNet 1.5] 2. occasioning pride; as, a gratifying accomplishment. [WordNet 1.5] 3. pleasing to the mind or feeling. Syn: sweet. [WordNet 1.5] 4. affording pleasure… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gratifying — index desirable (pleasing), palatable, sapid Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • gratifying — grateful, agreeable, pleasing, welcome, *pleasant Analogous words: satisfying, contenting (see SATISFY): delighting, rejoicing, gladdening, regaling (see PLEASE) Contrasted words: distasteful, obnoxious, invidious, repellent, Repugnant:… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • gratifying — adj. 1) gratifying to + inf. (it was gratifying to see the results of the exam) 2) gratifying that + clause (it was gratifying that she lived to see the fruits of her labor) * * * [ grætɪfaɪɪŋ] gratifying that + clause (it was gratifying that she …   Combinatory dictionary

  • gratifying — grat|i|fy|ing [ˈgrætıfaı ıŋ] adj pleasing and satisfying it s gratifying to do sth ▪ It s gratifying to note that already much has been achieved. ▪ The support was considerable and very gratifying. >gratifyingly adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Gratifying — Gratify Grat i*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gratified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gratifying}.] [F. gratifier, L. gratificari; gratus pleasing + ficare (in comp.) to make. See { fy}.] 1. To please; to give pleasure to; to satisfy; to soothe; to indulge; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gratifying — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ find sth ADVERB ▪ extremely, immensely, incredibly, most, really …   Collocations dictionary

  • gratifying — adjective pleasing and satisfying: It s gratifying to know they liked our project. gratifyingly adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • gratifying — gratify ► VERB (gratifies, gratified) 1) give pleasure or satisfaction. 2) indulge or satisfy (a desire). DERIVATIVES gratification noun gratifier noun gratifying adjective. ORIGIN …   English terms dictionary

  • gratifying — adjective 1. pleasing to the mind or feeling sweet revenge • Syn: ↑sweet • Similar to: ↑pleasing • Derivationally related forms: ↑sweetness (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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