state of being gratified or satisfied;
"dull repetitious work gives no gratification"
"to my immense gratification he arrived on time"
the act or an instance of satisfying
- He had the gratification of knowing that he had done his best.
- Many also equate instant gratification with happiness.
- Again Hist experienced the profound gratification when he heard the language of praise spoken by those we love.
- Rhett never presumed on these conversations but stood by, exuding fatherly pride and gratification at the notice taken of his daughter.
- self-gratification 自我满足
Men, in the pursuit of wealth, consider their own gratification oftener than the gratification of others.出自： H. T. Buckle