[ noun ] state of being gratified; great satisfaction




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

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(The Dallas Morning News,...)

Meek expressed particular gratification at the defensive performances of end Happy_Nelson and halfback Billy_Gannon .

[ noun ] the act or an instance of gratifying or satisfying

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(Robert E. Lane, The Liberties of Wit: Humanism, Critici...)

In B._M._Spinley 's portrayal of the underprivileged and undereducated youth of London , a salient finding was the inability to postpone gratification , a need to satisfy impulses immediately without the pleasure of anticipation or of savoring the experience .