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Definitions for gratification
ˌgræt ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃəngrat·i·fi·ca·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gratification, satisfactionnoun

    state of being gratified or satisfied

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

  2. gratificationnoun

    the act or an instance of satisfying

Wiktionary

  1. gratificationnoun

    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. gratificationnoun

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

  3. gratificationnoun

    A reward; a recompense; a gratuity.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Gratificationnoun

    Etymology: gratificatio, Latin.

    They are incapable of any design above the present gratification of their palates. Robert South, Sermons.

    How hardly is his will brought to change all its desires and aversions, and to renounce those gratifications in which he has been long used to place his happiness? John Rogers, Sermons.

Wikipedia

  1. Gratification

    Gratification is the pleasurable emotional reaction of happiness in response to a fulfillment of a desire or goal. It is also identified as a response stemming from the fulfillment of social needs such as affiliation, socializing, social approval, and mutual recognition.Gratification, like all emotions, is a motivator of behavior and plays a role in the entire range of human social systems.

ChatGPT

  1. gratification

    Gratification refers to the state of experiencing pleasure or satisfaction from something, often as a result of achieving a particular desire, goal, or fulfilling a particular need. It can also refer to the reward or the source of such enjoyment or satisfaction.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gratificationnoun

    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. Gratificationnoun

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

  3. Gratificationnoun

    a reward; a recompense; a gratuity.

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

Wikidata

  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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. gratification

    In a general acceptation of the term, this word meant, among the French, certain rewards which generals gave to the troops, after a severe engagement, in testimony of their valor and good conduct. These rewards were distributed according to rank. This custom was prevalent in the most ancient times. By gratification was likewise meant the accumulation of a certain sum, which was deposited for the specific purpose of burying a deceased soldier. This term also meant a certain allowance in money allotted to prisoners of war.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gratification in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gratification in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of gratification in a Sentence

  1. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    There is nothing capricious in nature and the implanting of a desire indicates that its gratification is in the constitution of the creature that feel it.

  2. Gene Munster:

    The long-term growth outlook is upbeat, as Amazon slowly takes away traditional retail's last competitive advantage - instant gratification - and rides the AWS cloud secular growth theme.

  3. Carrie Fisher:

    Instant gratification takes too long.

  4. Jordan Peterson:

    The successful among us delay gratification. The successful among us bargain with the future.

  5. Kimberly Young:

    There's a lot of sports enthusiasts that are involved in the game. But what makes its more of an addiction is the immediate gratification, which ultimately leads to addiction. ... It's a form of escape.

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