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Definitions of gratification

  1. state of being gratified; great satisfaction; "dull repetitious work gives no gratification"; "to my immense gratification he arrived on time" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. That which affords pleasure; satisfaction; enjoyment; fruition: delight. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A reward; a recompense; a gratuity. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The act of pleasing; satisfaction; pleasure; reward or recompense. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. A pleasing or indulging: that which gratifies: delight. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. The act of gratifying; state of being gratified; that which gratifies. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. The act of gratifying; that which gratifles; delight; recompense. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. The act of pleasing the mind, taste, or appetite; that which affords pleasure or delight. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for gratification

  1. She was as pleased as a child over having an invitation all to herself- not that she would let anyone know it, but she let old Billy express his gratification – The Comings of Cousin Ann by Emma Speed Sampson
  2. It is the species alone that has an interminable existence: hence it is capable of endless desire, endless gratification and endless pain. – Essays of Schopenhauer by Arthur Schopenhauer
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