Definition of gratification noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌɡrætɪfɪˈkeɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɡrætɪfɪˈkeɪʃn//
[uncountable, countable] (formal)
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the state of feeling pleasure when something goes well for you or when your desires are satisfied; something that gives you pleasure synonym satisfaction sexual gratification A feed will usually provide instant gratification to a crying baby. Much to my gratification, my work got a special mention in her speech.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gratification