gratification gratification  /ˌɡræ tə fə ˈkeɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) state of being gratified or satisfied
  2. (n) the act or an instance of satisfying


  1. It seems that the ability to delay gratification is a master skill, a triumph of the reasoning brain over the impulsive one.
  2. Playing video games encourages immediate gratification.
  3. This time, the kids were tested on whether they could resist temptation and delay gratification from food.


  1. Gossip: (@KeriHilson) Keri Hilson Confirms Break From Music, Vacations With Beau Serge Ibaka

    While fans await a third studio album from Keri Hilson, the "Pretty Girl Rock" singer has shifted her focus to personal gratification
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Singersroom

  2. 5 financial gifts Dad really wants

    Ah, Father's Day. It's always a dilemma. Dads can be tough to buy for. Often they don't even know what they want. Plus, in these instant-gratification, credit-happy days, if something has struck
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  3. Profiting in the Age of Instant Gratification

    Profiting in the Age of Instant Gratification        
    on June 6, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

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  1. "We don't reward them for taking irresponsible risks that would put them or others in danger, and we don't encourage them to seek short-term gratification at the expense of long-term success," Brown said.
    on Mar 31, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source: ABC News

  2. "There was a lot of gratification," Caldwell said. "I had a chance to come home and show what I could do and I think I made plays."
    on Jan 14, 2007 By: Reche Caldwell Source: USA Today

  3. "That's why I haven't made a live action movie," Seinfeld says, explaining that it would be "too similar to what we did on the show. ...... And I have no need for the ego gratification of `Hey, I'm in a movie.' But this medium was so...
    on Oct 30, 2007 By: Jerry Seinfeld Source: Washington Post

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