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Definition of "gratification" []

  • The act of gratifying. (noun)
  • The condition of being gratified. (noun)
  • An instance or a cause of being gratified. (noun)
  • Archaic A reward. (noun)
  • Archaic A gratuity. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gratification" in a sentence
  • "We may opt to find comfort in solace, the bottle, antidepressants, pain killers, dating or anything that can give us short term gratification and distract us from feeling our emotions."
  • "I want to encourage what I call gratification education (what others have called "natural learning" or "unschooling")."
  • "For young players, especially, short-term gratification is the norm."