Definitions for Gratificationˌgræt ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gratification, satisfaction(noun)

    state of being gratified or satisfied

    "dull repetitious work gives no gratification"; "to my immense gratification he arrived on time"

  2. gratification(noun)

    the act or an instance of satisfying

Wiktionary

  1. gratification(Noun)

    The act of gratifying, or pleasing, either the mind, the taste, or the appetite; as, the gratification of the palate, of the appetites, of the senses, of the desires, of the heart.

  2. gratification(Noun)

    That which affords pleasure; satisfaction; enjoyment; fruition: delight.

  3. gratification(Noun)

    A reward; a recompense; a gratuity.

  4. Origin: From gratification, from gratificare, from gratus + facere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gratification(noun)

    the act of gratifying, or pleasing, either the mind, the taste, or the appetite; as, the gratification of the palate, of the appetites, of the senses, of the desires, of the heart

  2. Gratification(noun)

    that which affords pleasure; satisfaction; enjoyment; fruition: delight

  3. Gratification(noun)

    a reward; a recompense; a gratuity.

  4. Origin: [L. gratificatio: cf. F. gratification.]

Freebase

  1. Gratification

    Gratification is the pleasurable emotional reaction of happiness in response to a fulfillment of a desire or goal. Gratification, like all emotions, is a motivator of behavior and thus plays a role in the entire range of human social systems.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Carrie Fisher:

    Instant gratification takes too long.

  2. Meryl Streep:

    Instant gratification is not soon enough.

  3. New Horizons:

    You have to really be into delayed gratification if you want to be on this mission.

  4. Michelle Segar:

    Our brains are hardwired to respond to immediate gratification, and to do what makes us feel good.

  5. Aristotle:

    It is the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification of it.


Translations for Gratification

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • lahja, mieliteko, mielihalu, miellyttäminen, hyvitys, palkinto, tyydyttäminen, tyydytysFinnish
  • récompenseFrench
  • kepuasanIndonesian
  • tilfredsstille, gledeNorwegian

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