Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: gratifying
IPA transcription: [ɡɹ'ætəf,aɪɪŋ]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: enjoyable, gratifying, pleasurable
    Meaning: 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"
  • Synonyms: gratifying, sweet
    Meaning: pleasing to the mind or feeling; "sweet revenge"
Usage examples
  • It's very gratifying and agreeable to me, I am sure; but don't you think you could do better?
  • "No child, go on singing; God has given you this power of entertaining and, gratifying your friends.
  • One of the most gratifying recognitions I ever received was the invitation to talk on the films in Fullerton Hall, Chicago Art Institute.
  • To see mere lads, not twenty-one years of age, smart enough to outwit the very shrewdest and wisest slave-holders of Virginia was very gratifying.
  • In short, the wonders that everywhere appeared so wholly engrossed my attention, that I forgot my ship and my sisters, and thought of nothing but gratifying my curiosity.
  • They gather together and solemnly and gloatingly make and repeat certain noises that sound like "discretion," "acumen," "initiative," "enterprise." These noises are especially gratifying when they are made backward.
  • This exploit was particularly gratifying to the three men; for they stood in need of the outfit which it furnished, and were enabled to make a long-desired trip into the virgin East, where miners had not yet appeared.
  • This is probably the reason why they are so difficult to establish, and so slow to grow, especially on light soils, even when their beds have been made deep and liberally enriched with what one judges to be the most gratifying comfort.