un redeeming

redeeming

[ri-dee-ming]
adjective
offsetting or counterbalancing some fault, defect, or the like: a redeeming quality.

Origin:
1745–55; redeem + -ing2

unredeeming, adjective
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redeeming (rɪˈdiːmɪŋ)
 
adj
serving to compensate for faults or deficiencies in quality, etc: one redeeming feature

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redeem
early 15c., from M.Fr. redemer (see redemption). Redeemer in the Christian sense (early 15c.) replaced earlier redemptor.
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