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Definition of "rewarding" []

  • Offering or likely to offer satisfaction or gratification: a very rewarding career as a paramedic. (adjective)
  • Affording profit; remunerative: a rewarding business venture. (adjective)
  • Constituting a reward: a rewarding hug. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rewarding" in a sentence
  • "The Bush administration is absolutely opposed to what they call rewarding bad behavior."
  • "How one Iowa National Guardsman survived his wounds from Iraq and returned to home to what he called a rewarding lesson."
  • "What I find the most rewarding is playing around with the ideas of science fiction and fantasy, as well as storytelling, and peopling my worlds with odd characters to show the absurdity of life."