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Definitions for rewarding
rɪˈwɔr dɪŋre·ward·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rewardingadjective

    providing personal satisfaction

    "a rewarding career as a paramedic"


  1. rewardingadjective

    Giving reward or satisfaction.


  1. rewarding

    The reward system (the mesocorticolimbic circuit) is a group of neural structures responsible for incentive salience (i.e., "wanting"; desire or craving for a reward and motivation), associative learning (primarily positive reinforcement and classical conditioning), and positively-valenced emotions, particularly ones involving pleasure as a core component (e.g., joy, euphoria and ecstasy). Reward is the attractive and motivational property of a stimulus that induces appetitive behavior, also known as approach behavior, and consummatory behavior. A rewarding stimulus has been described as "any stimulus, object, event, activity, or situation that has the potential to make us approach and consume it is by definition a reward". In operant conditioning, rewarding stimuli function as positive reinforcers; however, the converse statement also holds true: positive reinforcers are rewarding. The reward system motivates animals to approach stimuli or engage in behaviour that increases fitness (sex, energy-dense foods, etc.). Survival for most animal species depends upon maximizing contact with beneficial stimuli and minimizing contact with harmful stimuli. Reward cognition serves to increase the likelihood of survival and reproduction by causing associative learning, eliciting approach and consummatory behavior, and triggering positively-valenced emotions. Thus, reward is a mechanism that evolved to help increase the adaptive fitness of animals. In drug addiction, certain substances over-activate the reward circuit, leading to compulsive substance-seeking behavior resulting from synaptic plasticity in the circuit.Primary rewards are a class of rewarding stimuli which facilitate the survival of one's self and offspring, and they include homeostatic (e.g., palatable food) and reproductive (e.g., sexual contact and parental investment) rewards. Intrinsic rewards are unconditioned rewards that are attractive and motivate behavior because they are inherently pleasurable. Extrinsic rewards (e.g., money or seeing one's favorite sports team winning a game) are conditioned rewards that are attractive and motivate behavior but are not inherently pleasurable. Extrinsic rewards derive their motivational value as a result of a learned association (i.e., conditioning) with intrinsic rewards. Extrinsic rewards may also elicit pleasure (e.g., euphoria from winning a lot of money in a lottery) after being classically conditioned with intrinsic rewards.


  1. rewarding

    Rewarding refers to an experience or action that provides satisfaction, gratification, pleasure, or a beneficial outcome. It is often used to describe situations or activities that provide positive emotional responses, personal growth, or reciprocation for efforts made.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rewarding

    of Reward

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rewarding in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rewarding in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of rewarding in a Sentence

  1. Julius Baer:

    There seems to be certainly more potential in euro zone (earnings) than in the U.S. ... But markets with a higher domestic exposure should be more rewarding going forward than those that are internationally exposed, in a nutshell, we prefer peripheral markets like Italy and Spain to Germany.

  2. Donald E. Knuth:

    The process of preparing programs for a digital computer is especially attractive, not only because it can be economically and scientifically rewarding, but also because it can be an aesthetic experience much like composing poetry or music.

  3. Peter Lowman:

    Equities are likely to remain volatile but rewarding.

  4. Little Zeke:

    It is extremely rewarding. Every waking moment with him is my favorite moment.

  5. Emil Tedeschi:

    The authorities have shown improvement in fiscal sector and overall discipline but have yet to show courage and introduce achievement-based rewarding in the administration, to make it proactive and more business-friendly. Also, we still have too many non-tax fees burdening the businesses.

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