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Definition 1: the act or an instance of satisfying - [noun denoting act]

(gratification is a kind of ...) act of fulfilling a desire or need or appetite

"the satisfaction of their demand for better services"

(... is a kind of gratification ) the act of achieving full gratification

(... is a kind of gratification ) the act of satisfying your own desires and giving yourself pleasure

(... is a kind of gratification ) the act of indulging or gratifying a desire

(... is a kind of gratification ) the act of one who pleases

Definition 2: state of being gratified or satisfied - [noun denoting state]

Samples where gratification or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for gratification in the sense of this definition

(gratification is a kind of ...) the state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection)

"his emotional state depended on her opinion" "he was in good spirits" "his spirit rose"

(... is a kind of gratification ) your personal satisfaction (or dissatisfaction) with the cultural or intellectual conditions under which you live (as distinct from material comfort)

"the new art museum is expected to improve the quality of life"

(... is a kind of gratification ) satisfaction or physical well-being provided by a person or thing

"his friendship was a comfort" "a padded chair was one of the room's few comforts"

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