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Synonyms for gratification
ˌgræt ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃəngrat·i·fi·ca·tion

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Wiktionary

  1. gratificationnoun

    Synonyms:
    gladness, queemliness

  2. gratificationnoun

    The act of gratifying, or pleasing, either the mind, the taste, or the appetite; as, the gratification of the palate, of the appetites, of the senses, of the desires, of the heart.

    Synonyms:
    queemliness, gladness

  3. gratificationnoun

    That which affords pleasure; satisfaction; enjoyment; fruition: delight.

    Synonyms:
    gladness, queemliness

  4. gratificationnoun

    A reward; a recompense; a gratuity.

    Synonyms:
    queemliness, gladness

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. gratification

    Gratification is the giving any mental or physical desire something that it craves; satisfaction is the giving such a desire all that it craves. Happiness is the positively agreeable experience that springs from the possession of good, the gratification or satisfaction of the desires or the relief from pain and evil. Comfort may be almost wholly negative, being found in security or relief from that which pains or annoys; there is comfort by a warm fireside on a wintry night; the sympathy of a true friend affords comfort in sorrow. Enjoyment is more positive, always implying something to be definitely and consciously delighted in; a sick person finds comfort in relief from pain, while he may be far from a state of enjoyment. Pleasure is still more vivid, being an arousing of the faculties to an intensely agreeable activity; satisfaction is more tranquil than pleasure, being the agreeable consciousness of having all that our faculties demand or crave; when a worthy pleasure is past, a worthy satisfaction remains. As referring to a mental state, gratification is used to denote a mild form of happiness resulting from some incident not of very great importance; satisfaction should properly express a happiness deeper, more complete, and more abiding; but as intellect or sensibilities of a low order may find satisfaction in that which is very poor or unworthy, the word has come to be feeble and tame in ordinary use. Happiness is more positive than comfort, enjoyment, or satisfaction, more serene and rational than pleasure; pleasure is of necessity transient; happiness is abiding, and may be eternal; thus, we speak of pleasures, but the plural of happiness is scarcely used. Happiness, in the full sense, is mental or spiritual or both, and is viewed as resulting from some worthy gratification or satisfaction; we may speak of a brute as experiencing comfort or pleasure, but scarcely as in possession of happiness; we speak of vicious pleasure, delight, or joy, but not of vicious happiness. Felicity is a philosophical term, colder and more formal than happiness. Gladness is happiness that overflows, expressing itself in countenance, voice, manner, and action. Joy is more intense than happiness, deeper than gladness, to which it is akin, nobler and more enduring than pleasure. Gaiety is more superficial than joy, more demonstrative than gladness. Rejoicing is happiness or joy that finds utterance in word, song, festivity, etc. Delight is vivid, overflowing happiness of a somewhat transient kind; ecstasy is a state of extreme or extravagant delight so that the one affected by it seems almost beside himself with joy; rapture is closely allied to ecstasy, but is more serene, exalted, and enduring. Triumph is such joy as results from victory, success, achievement. Blessedness is at once the state and the sense of being divinely blessed; as, the blessedness of the righteous. Bliss is ecstatic, perfected happiness; as, the bliss of heaven. Compare COMFORT.

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    Synonyms:
    blessedness, bliss, cheer, comfort, contentment, delight, ecstasy, enjoyment, felicity, gaiety, gladness, happiness, joy, merriment, mirth, pleasure, rapture, rejoicing, satisfaction, triumph

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. gratification

    Synonyms:
    pleasure, enjoyment, satisfaction, indulgence, delight, reward

    Antonyms:
    pain, dislike, disappointment, abstinence, abnegation, stinting, inurement, discipline

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gratification, satisfactionnoun

    state of being gratified or satisfied

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

    Synonyms:
    satisfaction, expiation, atonement

  2. gratificationnoun

    the act or an instance of satisfying

    Synonyms:
    satisfaction

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. gratificationnoun

    Synonyms:
    gratifying, pleasing

  2. gratificationnoun

    Synonyms:
    delight, satisfaction, enjoyment, pleasure, fruition

  3. gratificationnoun

    Synonyms:
    reward, recompense

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. gratificationnoun

    Synonyms:
    satisfaction, indulgence, enjoyment, fruition, pleasure, delight

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "gratification":

    gratuity, satisfaction, bonus

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How to use gratification in a sentence?

  1. Kimberly Young:

    Ten years ago we weren't talking about (fantasy sports addiction), now, there's a whole new generation, so you have a more diverse group of people, more immediate gratification, more advertising to it -- to those who are clinically addicted.

  2. Gene Munster:

    The long-term growth outlook is upbeat, as Amazon slowly takes away traditional retail's last competitive advantage - instant gratification - and rides the AWS cloud secular growth theme.

  3. Ellis Peters:

    Nothing is more pleasing and engaging than the sense of having conferred benefits. Not even the gratification of receiving them.

  4. George Backen:

    'Star Wars' is very powerful because it helps us understand ourselves in the light and dark side of The Force. We feel this in our lives when we have this pull of immediate gratification but a desire to achieve long term goals, george Lucas hit on a perfect mixture of myth, Flash Gordon, Westerns and Japanese culture, and it really resonates with people.

  5. Robert Leahy:

    Even when there's not a pandemic we, as a species, tend to make decisions that negatively affect our public health based on our immediate need, whether it's smoking, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, overeating, overspending... we are wired to look for immediate gratification. Remember, we were once scavengers. That's why this is very hard.


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