gratifying gratifying  /ˈɡræ tə ˌfaɪ ɪŋ/


  1. (adj) pleasing to the mind or feeling
  2. (adj) affording satisfaction or pleasure



  1. It is both humbling to be welcomed into their lives and gratifying to think that Joe could help solve their troubles.
  2. For me, ultimately, even though I miss my twenty minutes of actually being cool and marginalized, I think it's more gratifying ultimately to be in this world.
  3. It was gratifying over the years to hear parents say that they watched with their kids and loved it.


  1. What to Buy/Rent on DVD/Blu-ray This Week: 'House of Cards,' 'Dead Man's Burden,' 'Wrong' & More

    VOD is all the rage right now, and for good reason (check out of June VOD list). But while it's gratifying to know that you can watch pretty much anything with the simple click of a button, there's something comforting about tearing into a DVD/Blu-ray case and popping the disc into your player. That, and not even a VOD film in HD can rival the clarity a Blu-ray disc offers. To keep you up to ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: indieWIRE

  2. Letter: Another Successful Coat Drive

    After our first year’s gratifying experience in organizing a coat collection, Storme Odell and I questioned trying to recreate its success. We concluded that even if we did not collect as many coats as last year, the ones we did would still be appreciated.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Valley News


  1. "In the past 10 days, we've experienced an outpouring of support from the public that is truly gratifying and encouraging," said Nicholas Negroponte, the program's founder.
    on Nov 22, 2007 By: Nicholas Negroponte Source: Forbes

  2. In September, when the United States cut off all aid to the interim government that replaced him, Zelaya said "it is gratifying that the United States has taken a strong position against the coup."
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Manuel Zelaya Source: Washington Post

  3. "There's nothing more gratifying than having an achievement award from one's peers," Durning said. "Over 50 years ago, I had the honor of working with some of the best actors, directors and writers in our industry. It's been a dream come...
    on Jan 27, 2008 By: Charles Durning Source: Forbes

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