Definition of satisfying adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

satisfying

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈsætɪsfaɪɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsætɪsfaɪɪŋ//
 
Describing work
 
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giving pleasure because it provides something you need or want a satisfying meal a satisfying experience It's satisfying to play a game really well. Synonymssatisfyingrewarding pleasing gratifying fulfillingThese words all describe an experience, activity or fact that gives you pleasure because it provides something you need or want.satisfying that gives you pleasure because it provides something you need or want:It’s satisfying to play a game really well.rewarding (of an experience or activity) that makes you happy because you think it is useful or important; worth doing:Nursing can be a very rewarding career.pleasing (rather formal) that gives you pleasure, especially to look at, hear or think about:It was a simple but pleasing design.gratifying (formal) that gives you pleasure, especially because it makes you feel that you have done well:It is gratifying to see such good results.fulfilling (of an experience or activity) that makes you happy, because it makes you feel your skills and talents are being used:I’m finding the work much more fulfilling now.satisfying, rewarding or fulfilling? Almost any experience, important or very brief, can be satisfying. Rewarding and fulfilling are used more for longer, more serious activities, such as jobs or careers. Satisfying and fulfilling are more about your personal satisfaction or happiness; rewarding is more about your sense of doing something important and being useful to others.Patterns a satisfying/​rewarding/​gratifying/​fulfilling experience/​feeling (a) satisfying/​rewarding/​fulfilling job/​career/​work to find something satisfying/​rewarding/​pleasing/​gratifying See related entries: Describing workWord Familysatisfaction noun (dissatisfaction)satisfactory adjective (unsatisfactory)satisfy verbsatisfying adjective (unsatisfying)satisfied adjective (dissatisfied) (unsatisfied)Extra examples There’s something deeply satisfying about eating vegetables that you have grown yourself. a mutually satisfying relationship the need for a personally satisfying set of beliefs It’s hard work, but very satisfying. It’s satisfying to play a game really well.
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