redeeming


redeeming
adjective
1. bringing about salvation or redemption from sin
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saving faith

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redemptive (or redeeming) love

Syn: ↑redemptive, ↑saving
Similar to: ↑good
Derivationally related forms: ↑redeem (for: ↑redemptive)
2. compensating for some fault or defect
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the redeeming feature of the plan is its simplicity

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his saving grace was his sense of humor

Similar to: ↑good

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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