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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

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  • adj. Giving reward or satisfaction.
  • v. Present participle of reward.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. providing personal satisfaction

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Examples

  • The Bush administration is absolutely opposed to what they call rewarding bad behavior.

    CNN Transcript Jul 4, 2006

  • How one Iowa National Guardsman survived his wounds from Iraq and returned to home to what he called a rewarding lesson.

    CNN Transcript Oct 1, 2004

  • 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.

    Karen Magon 's Birthday!!

  • The most rewarding is when I get clients coming back to me every time they move, three and four times!

    Brilliant Idea for a Pillow Designer

  • I am a black republican, grant it, I don't agree with all my parties lines, but I do feel like they believe in rewarding for those that want to achieve.

    Politics vs. Economics, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • You might call it rewarding people who voted for Obama, but I would call it rewarding the people who have financed the welfare states that exists in Red State

    Matthew Yglesias » Zero

  • Ultimately, you have to decide if the amount of time spent doing something repetitive and not so rewarding is worth the credit and collaboration, and whether you could obtain the same amount of credit/collaboration with new activities you currently don't have time for due to mango slicing.

    To Hire or Not to Hire

  • Take for example, republicans hate giving money to the poor who do pay taxes and they love opening up their pocketbooks to the rich in rewarding them with tax breaks.

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: February 16, 2010

  • You might call it rewarding people who voted for Obama, but I would call it rewarding the people who have financed the welfare states of Red State America!

    Matthew Yglesias » State by State

  • This nation do not believe in rewarding misbehavior.

    Clinton lawyer makes Florida, Michigan case

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