Definition of Gratification

1. Noun. State of being gratified or satisfied. "To my immense gratification he arrived on time"

Exact synonyms: Satisfaction
Generic synonyms: Emotional State, Spirit
Specialized synonyms: Quality Of Life, Comfort
Derivative terms: Gratify



2. Noun. The act or an instance of satisfying.
Generic synonyms: Satisfaction
Specialized synonyms: Satiation, Head Trip, Self-gratification, Humoring, Indulgence, Indulging, Pampering, Pleasing
Derivative terms: Gratify, Gratify

Definition of Gratification

1. n. 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.

Definition of Gratification

1. 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. ¹

2. Noun. That which affords pleasure; satisfaction; enjoyment; fruition: delight. ¹

3. Noun. A reward; a recompense; a gratuity. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gratification

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Medical Definition of Gratification

1. 1. 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. That which affords pleasure; satisfaction; enjoyment; fruition: delight. 3. A reward; a recompense; a gratuity. Origin: L. Gratificatio: cf. F. Gratification. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gratification

gratefullest
gratefully
gratefulness
gratefulnesses
grateless
grater
graters
grates
graticulate
graticulated
graticulating
graticulation
graticulations
graticule
graticules
gratification (current term)
gratifications
gratified
gratifiedly
gratifier
gratifiers
gratifies
gratify
gratifying
gratifyingly
gratin
gratinate
gratinated
gratinates
gratinating

Literary usage of Gratification

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1. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1822)
"highest gratification resulting to my ... than a sincere gratification that the triumph was complete; and admiration and delight, that the victory of the ..."

2. The Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen (1892)
"The former was for Sir John's gratification, the latter for that of his lady. They were scarcely ever without some friends staying with them in the house, ..."

3. The Spectator by Joseph Addison, Richard Steele (1830)
"confining all his regard to the gratification I talked of, though it be for tlio particular of his appetites, ..."

4. History of the United Netherlands: From the Death of William the Silent to by John Lothrop Motley (1861)
"... Rebuilding of the Citadel • — gratification of Philip — Note on Sainte Aldegonde. THE negotiations between France and the Netherlands have been massed, ..."

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