HyperDic: gratification

English > 2 senses of the word gratification:
NOUNstategratification, satisfactionstate of being gratified or satisfied
actgratificationthe act or an instance of satisfying
gratification > pronunciation
Soundsgrae.tahfahkey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > gratification: 2 senses > noun 1, state
Meaningstate of being gratified or satisfied.
Examples
  • "dull repetitious work gives no gratification"
  • "to my immense gratification he arrived on time"
Synonymsatisfaction
NarrowercomfortSatisfaction or physical well-being provided by a person or thing
quality of lifeYour personal satisfaction (or dissatisfaction) with the cultural or intellectual conditions under which you live (as distinct from material comfort)
Broaderemotional state, spiritThe state / state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection)
Spanishgratificación, satisfacción
Catalangratificació, satisfacció
Verbsgratifymake happy or satisfied
English > gratification: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act or an instance of satisfying.
Narrowerindulgence, indulging, pampering, humoringThe act of indulging or gratifying a desire
pleasingThe act of one who pleases
satiationThe act of achieving full gratification
self-gratification, head tripThe act of satisfying your own desires / desires and giving yourself pleasure
BroadersatisfactionAct of fulfilling a desire or need or appetite
Spanishgratificación, satisfacción
Verbsgratifyyield (to)
gratifymake happy or satisfied

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