Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a gratifying or pleasing manner.

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  • adverb In a manner that gratifies

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  • adverb in a gratifying manner

Etymologies

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gratifying +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Mounting an unprecedented national panel survey of religion and civic life with a comprehensive roster of questions and a gratifyingly high response rate required expertise and energy from many people.

    American Grace

  • I was shocked by these ugly emotions and I wanted to own up to them, in the hope that other people would know them and confess them too, and this has turned out, very gratifyingly, to be the case.

    Helen Garner - An interview with author

  • “Wow,” said Kit, looking gratifyingly impressed as she sat with her bottle of lemonade.

    Slice Of Cherry

  • In the morning, the boys are gratifyingly ecstatic, but as we're setting off for school someone knocks the spaceship with a schoolbag, and the left side shears off and clatters to the floor, breaking into several pieces.

    Diary of a separation

  • “Wow,” said Kit, looking gratifyingly impressed as she sat with her bottle of lemonade.

    Slice Of Cherry

  • The Stratford board gratifyingly recalled her practice to carry out alterations and extensions.

    A stage of her own: Elisabeth Scott and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre

  • Karole Armitage's vibrant, do-your-own-thing choreography steers gratifyingly clear of '60s cliches.

    The wonderfully unruly 'Hair' is still a blowout 42 years after its Broadway debut

  • He would object to the number of events on his schedule that had no other purpose than to serve as backdrops for pictures of him in various poses meant to convince voters that despite the demands and privileges and trappings of his office, the president was still gratifyingly normal.

    O: A Presidential Novel

  • Anyway, Anderson gratifyingly responds with ‘I disagree with everything you just said’.

    July « 2009 « Squares of Wheat

  • He would object to the number of events on his schedule that had no other purpose than to serve as backdrops for pictures of him in various poses meant to convince voters that despite the demands and privileges and trappings of his office, the president was still gratifyingly normal.

    O: A Presidential Novel

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