gratifying

  • 1 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

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

    Law dictionary

  • 3 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 gratifying — adjective Date: circa 1611 giving pleasure or satisfaction ; pleasing < a gratifying result > • gratifyingly adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

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

    Collocations dictionary

  • 9 gratifying — adjective pleasing and satisfying: It s gratifying to know they liked our project. gratifyingly adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 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

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

    Useful english dictionary

  • 12 gratifying — gratifyingly, adv. /grat euh fuy ing/, adj. tending to gratify; giving or causing satisfaction; pleasing. [1605 15; GRATIFY + ING2] Syn. See interesting. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 13 gratifying — Synonyms and related words: acceptable, affable, agreeable, amiable, amicable, blissful, cheerful, compatible, complaisant, congenial, cordial, delighting, desirable, dulcet, en rapport, enjoyable, fair, fair and pleasant, favorable, felicific,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 gratifying — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. satisfying, delightful, pleasing; see pleasant 2 . See Synonym Study at pleasant . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. pleasing, satisfying, fulfilling, contenting, delightful, gladdening, rewarding, enjoyable. ANT.:… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 gratifying — grat|i|fy|ing [ grætı,faııŋ ] adjective making you feel pleased and satisfied …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 gratifying — grat·i·fy·ing || grætɪfaɪɪŋ adj. satisfying, rewarding; giving pleasure or satisfaction grat·i·fy || grætɪfaɪ v. satisfy, please, fulfill, gladden, delight …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 gratifying — a. Pleasing, agreeable, welcome, delightful, grateful …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 18 gratifying — adj satisfying, fulfilling, heartwarming, rewarding; pleasing, pleasant, agreeable, delightful, fun, pleasurable, enjoyable; lovely, nice, good, great, Sl. swell, fine …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 19 gratifying — UK [ˈɡrætɪˌfaɪɪŋ] / US adjective making you feel pleased and satisfied …

    English dictionary

  • 20 gratifying — /ˈgrætəˌfaɪɪŋ/ (say gratuh.fuying) adjective that gratifies; pleasing; satisfying. –gratifyingly, adverb …

    Australian English dictionary