1. providing personal satisfaction
; - Example: "a rewarding career as a paramedic"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Reward \Re*ward"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rewarded; p. pr. & vb.
n. Rewarding.] [OF. rewarder, another form of regarder, of
German origin. The original sense is, to look at, regard,
hence, to regard as worthy, give a reward to. See Ward,
To give in return, whether good or evil; -- commonly in a
good sense; to requite; to recompense; to repay; to
After the deed that is done, one doom shall reward,
Mercy or no mercy as truth will accord. --Piers
Thou hast rewarded me good, whereas I have rewarded
thee evil. --1 Sam. xxiv.
I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will
reward them that hate me. --Deut. xxxii.
God rewards those that have made use of the single
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: providing personal satisfaction; "a rewarding career as a
paramedic" [ant: unrewarding]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
64 Moby Thesaurus words for "rewarding":
advantageous, affable, agreeable, amiable, amicable, blissful,
cheerful, compatible, compensating, compensative, compensatory,
complaisant, congenial, cordial, desirable, dulcet, en rapport,
enjoyable, enriched, enriching, fair, fair and pleasant, felicific,
felicitous, fine, fruitful, gainful, genial, good, goodly,
gracious, grateful, gratifying, harmonious, heart-warming, honeyed,
likable, lucrative, mellifluous, mellow, moneymaking, nice,
of value, paying, pleasant, pleasing, pleasurable, pleasure-giving,
pleasureful, productive, profitable, remunerative, reparative,
repaying, retributive, retributory, rewardful, satisfying, sweet,
valuable, welcome, well-spent, worthwhile, yielding a return