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Pronunciation:  `gratufu'keyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act or an instance of satisfying
  2. [n]  state of being gratified; great satisfaction; "dull repetitious work gives no gratification"; "to my immense gratification he arrived on time"

GRATIFICATION is a 13 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: satisfaction
 See Also: emotional state, humoring, indulgence, indulging, pampering, pleasing, quality of life, satiation, satisfaction, self-gratification, spirit



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Grat"i*fi*ca"tion\, n. [L. gratificatio: cf. F.
1. The act of gratifying, or pleasing, either the mind, the
   taste, or the appetite; as, the gratification of the
   palate, of the appetites, of the senses, of the desires,
   of the heart.

2. That which affords pleasure; satisfaction; enjoyment;
   fruition: delight.

3. A reward; a recompense; a gratuity. --Bp. Morton.

Thesaurus Terms
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