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gratifying at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


gratifying at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

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 //

gratifying at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

46 Moby Thesaurus words for "gratifying":
acceptable, affable, agreeable, amiable, amicable, blissful,
cheerful, compatible, complaisant, congenial, cordial, delighting,
desirable, dulcet, en rapport, enjoyable, fair, fair and pleasant,
favorable, felicific, felicitous, fine, genial, gladdening, good,
goodly, gracious, grateful, harmonious, heart-warming, honeyed,
likable, mellifluous, mellow, nice, pleasant, pleasing,
pleasurable, pleasure-giving, pleasureful, regaling, rejoicing,
rewarding, satisfying, sweet, welcome

gratifying at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Pleasantness): pleasing, pleasant, pleasurable, agreeable, gratifying, satisfactory, good, refreshing, comfortable, cordial, genial, glad, sweet, delectable, nice, delicious.

gratifying at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(formal) pleasing and giving satisfaction:
It is gratifying to see such good results. * He felt a gratifying sense of being respected and appreciated.
gratifyingly adverb:
This year, gratifyingly, we have made a small profit.

Gratifying at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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, to gratify the taste, the appetite, the
senses, the desires, the mind, etc.

For who would die to gratify a foe? --Dryden.

2. To requite; to recompense. [Obs.]

It remains . . . To gratify his noble service.

Syn: To indulge; humor please; delight; requite; recompense.

Usage: To {Gratify}, {Indulge}, {Humor.} Gratify, is the
generic term, and has reference simply to the pleasure
communicated. To indulge a person implies that we
concede something to his wishes or his weaknesses
which he could not claim, and which had better,
perhaps, be spared. To humor is to adapt ourselves to
the varying moods, and, perhaps, caprices, of others.
We gratify a child by showing him the sights of a
large city; we indulge him in some extra expense on
such an occasion; we humor him when he is tired and

gratifying at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj 1: giving pleasure or satisfaction [syn: {appreciated}, {pleasing},
2: occasioning pride; "a gratifying (or proud) achievement"
3: pleasing to the mind or feeling; "sweet revenge" [syn: {sweet}]
4: affording satisfaction or pleasure; "the company was
enjoyable"; "found her praise gratifying"; "full of
happiness and pleasurable excitement"; "good printing
makes a book more pleasurable to read" [syn: {enjoyable},

gratifying at English (WD) Of Explained:



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  • Inter: present participle of » gratify

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    Translation: et » gratifying
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    Translation: my » gratifying
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