quasi-rewarding

rewarding

[ri-wawr-ding]
adjective
1.
affording satisfaction, valuable experience, or the like; worthwhile.
2.
affording financial or material gain; profitable.

Origin:
1690–1700; reward + -ing2

rewardingly, adverb
quasi-rewarding, adjective
unrewarding, adjective
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rewarding (rɪˈwɔːdɪŋ)
 
adj
giving personal satisfaction; gratifying: caring for the elderly is rewarding

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reward
c.1300, "a regarding, heeding, observation," from O.N.Fr. reward, variant of O.Fr. reguard (see regard). Meaning "repayment for some service" is from mid-14c.

reward
early 14c., from O.N.Fr. rewarder, variant of O.Fr. regarder "take notice of, regard, watch over," from re-, intensive prefix, + garder "look, heed, watch" (see guard). Originally any form of requital.
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reward re·ward (rĭ-wôrd')
n.
The return for the performance of a behavior that is desired; a positive reinforcement.


re·ward' v.
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