Part of speech: noun

The act of gratifying; state of being gratified; that which gratifies.

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Usage examples "gratification":

  1. To hide the embarrassment his gratification caused him he pulled out his watch and exclaimed: " Why, it's a quarter past six. - "The Lion and the Mouse A Story of an American Life", Charles Klein.
  2. Waram told me that he felt a shock of gratification before he heard the poet's voice behind him: What's this? - "O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921", Various.
  3. This was the first opportunity I had had to show him how a rapid should be run, and I noted with gratification that he appeared to be slowing down so as to miss none of the fine points. - "Down the Columbia", Lewis R. Freeman.