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as in:  its main redeeming quality is...

Our dog is dirty, noisy, and ill-behaved, but her redeeming quality is that she is so loving.
  to make up for something bad; or to save
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redemption redemptional redeem
Standard suffix:  The suffix, "-tion" converts the verb to a noun. (When the verb ends in "me," the suffix often becomes "-mption" as with presume/presumption, redeem/redemption, and resume/resumption.)
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  • Our dog is dirty, noisy, and ill-behaved, but her redeeming quality is that she is so loving.
  • It’s been a terrible season, but the team has a shot at redemption if they can beat their cross-town rival.
  • The movie, Shawshank Redemption, depicts redemption in many ways. The injustice that permits the corrupt prison warden to thrive is made up when he is arrested. Andy’s escape from prison with the warden’s ill-gotten gains helps to make up for his false imprisonment. And Andy makes up for having failed his wife by helping others generally and in particular by saving Red.
  • We have torn ourselves from the truth which is our brother men, and there is no road back for us, and no redemption.
    Ayn Rand  --  Anthem

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  • But in the fourth quarter, I’d get my shot at redemption.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • For it’s so clear that in order to begin to live in the present we must first redeem the past, and that can only be done by suffering, by strenuous, uninterrupted labour.
    Anton Chekhov  --  The Cherry Orchard
  • you may redeem your banish’d honours, and restore yourselves Into the good thoughts of the world again;
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 1
  • Better it were a brother died at once
    Than that a sister, by redeeming him,
    Should die for ever.
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
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Associated words [difficulty]:   redemption [2]
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