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SELF-GRATIFICATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does self-gratification mean? 

SELF-GRATIFICATION (noun)
  The noun SELF-GRATIFICATION has 2 senses:

1. indiscipline with regard to sensuous pleasures
2. the act of satisfying your own desires and giving yourself pleasure

  Familiarity information: SELF-GRATIFICATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SELF-GRATIFICATION (noun)


Sense 1self-gratification [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Indiscipline with regard to sensuous pleasures

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

dissoluteness; self-gratification; incontinence

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

indiscipline; undiscipline (the trait of lacking discipline)

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

rakishness (the quality of a rake)


Sense 2self-gratification [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of satisfying your own desires and giving yourself pleasure

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

head trip; self-gratification

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

gratification (the act or an instance of satisfying)


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