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 Dictionary entry overview: What does gratification mean? 

  The noun GRATIFICATION has 2 senses:

1. state of being gratified; great satisfaction
2. the act or an instance of satisfying

  Familiarity information: GRATIFICATION used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1gratification [BACK TO TOP]


State of being gratified; great satisfaction

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


gratification; satisfaction

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("gratification" is a kind of...):

emotional state; spirit (the state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "gratification"):

quality of life (your personal satisfaction (or dissatisfaction) with the cultural or intellectual conditions under which you live (as distinct from material comfort))

Sense 2gratification [BACK TO TOP]


The act or an instance of satisfying

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("gratification" is a kind of...):

satisfaction (act of fulfilling a desire or need or appetite)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "gratification"):

satiation (the act of achieving full gratification)

head trip; self-gratification (the act of satisfying your own desires and giving yourself pleasure)

humoring; indulgence; indulging; pampering (the act of indulging or gratifying a desire)

pleasing (the act of one who pleases)

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