gratification :

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gra tuh fuh kay shuhn

  • n  state of being gratified or satisfied
    dull repetitious work gives no gratification
    to my immense gratification he arrived on time
  • n  the act or an instance of satisfying

  • It seems that the ability to delay gratification is a master skill, a triumph of the reasoning brain over the impulsive one.
  • Playing video games encourages immediate gratification.
  • This time, the kids were tested on whether they could resist temptation and delay gratification from food.
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  • Gordon Brown in ABC News
    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.
  • Reche Caldwell in USA Today
    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."
  • Jerry Seinfeld in Washington Post
    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...

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