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English definition of “gratifying”

gratifying

adjective     /ˈɡræt.ɪ.faɪ.ɪŋ/ US  /ˈɡræt̬-/
pleasing and satisfying: [+ to infinitive] It must be very gratifying to see all your children grown up and happy.Causing pleasure gratifyingly     /-li/ adverb The success rate in the exam was gratifyingly high.Causing pleasure
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