Synonyms for Gratifying:


all (adjective)
comfortable (adjective)
contented, acceptable, comfortable, pleasurable, restful, commodious, cozy, agreeable.
pleasant (adjective)
cheerful, satisfying, happy, pleasant, ecstatic, joyful, blissful, euphoric, likeable, pleasurable, exhilarating, delightful.
pleasing (adjective)
satisfying (adjective)
enjoyable, pleasing, pleasant, delightful.


joyous, life-affirming, uplifting, heartwarming. good, nice, like, favorable. pain. gratifying (noun)
appreciated, enjoyable, pleasant, rewarding, proud, pleasurable, pleasing, sweet, satisfying.


pleasing (verb)
Delighting, pleasing, cheering.
satisfying (verb)
Allaying, Gorging, quenching, appeasing, filling, Satiating, Saturating, Glutting, Engorging, Sating, stuffing, satisfying, Slaking.

Other synonyms:

nice. favorable. good. Other relevant words:
appreciated, enjoyable, favorable, proud, nice, heartwarming, good, sweet, rewarding.

Usage examples for gratifying

  1. She seemed clothed in some new, strange dignity, and yet her glance was less remote, less impersonal than before and her pleasure at sight of him deeply gratifying – They of the High Trails by Hamlin Garland
  2. The unanimity wherewith the household of three voted against his departure was more than gratifying to Hilary Blachland. – The Triumph of Hilary Blachland by Bertram Mitford
  3. This reliance upon your reader's feeling along with you, was to me very gratifying – Personal Recollections, from Early Life to Old Age, of Mary Somerville by Mary Somerville