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self-gratification

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of giving oneself pleasure or of satisfying one's own desires.

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  • noun self-satisfaction

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of satisfying your own desires and giving yourself pleasure
  • noun indiscipline with regard to sensuous pleasures

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Examples

  • 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.

    Adam Hanft: Support Our Cappuccino Fund-Raiser Today

  • 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.

    Prediction

  • 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.

    Daily Readings from Love Your Life

  • 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.

    MUST WATCH VIDEO: Ryan Gosling Touts ‘Cranking,’ Reveals Himself To Be A Dirty, Dirty Man » MTV Movies Blog

  • 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.

    Jay Weston: Bell, Book and Candle at Colony Theatre in Burbank

  • 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”.

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  • 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.

    Daily Readings from Love Your Life

  • But if the feeling makes us push forward an agenda of self-gratification, then it's simply appetite.

    Terry Kelhawk: Write, Rite, Right Love: Do Polygamy And Temporary Marriage Fit Right In?

  • 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”.

    Arguing With Geeks 3

  • 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.

    Jay Weston: Bell, Book and Candle at Colony Theatre in Burbank

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