Gratification - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌɡrætɪfɪˈkeɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word gratification
Brit.  |ɡratɪfɪˈkeɪʃn|  British pronunciation of the word gratification

noun

- state of being gratified or satisfied(syn: satisfaction)

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

- the act or an instance of satisfying

Examples

...eating good chocolate gives me a sense of intense gratification...

dull repetitious work gives no gratification

to my immense gratification he arrived on time

Many people shared an obscure sense of gratification that [Dylan] Thomas had died young, as a poet should.

...a degenerate who is uninterested in anything but his own gratification...

The old ethic of hard work has given way to a new ethic of instant gratification.

some men think it unmanly to be domesticated; others find gratification in it

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