American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of giving oneself pleasure or of satisfying one's own desires.
- n. the act of satisfying your own desires and giving yourself pleasure
- n. indiscipline with regard to sensuous pleasures
“But if the feeling makes us push forward an agenda of self-gratification, then it's simply appetite.”
“But sadly, when it comes to facing challenges in relationships, our culture today makes it easy to focus on the short term, seeking self-gratification rather than considering the long-term value of the investment made in that relationship.”
“Usually done for rhetorical effect and/or ludic self-gratification, this is a common characteristic in the arguments of language geeks and can be considered their natural form of “geeking out”.”
“Originally Bell, Book and Candle was a rather more serious play, but then I asked myself what constitutes witchcraft ... and I felt the answer lies in the fact that witches primarily seem to exist for their own self-gratification.”
“Watch below as I open my heart to Ryan Gosling in the opening moments of our chat and he educates me about a very particular kind of self-gratification.”
“Indulge your self-gratification instinct today, and the Triple F will buy you a free cappuccino tomorrow - plus you'll get a free solar-powered coffee grinder, because we know that many of you are moving off the grid, to Red Hook.”
“Mr. CHARLIE PIERCE (Author, "Idiot America"): Christine O'Donnell, because if we're looking for someone to judge a massive public exercise in self-gratification, she's our gal.”
“When reading of the challenges her characters go through -- romance, self-doubt, guilt, self-gratification, straight-up horniness -- it is always relatable.”
“Unfortunately many types of media have encouraged people to objectify and sexualize others for their own "consumption" to be used for self-gratification.”
“It is impossible, according to all spiritual traditions, to put immediate self-gratification first and still have long-term spiritual progress.”
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