Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not gratified; not satisfied; not indulged.

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  • adjective Not gratified.

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  • adjective worried and uneasy

Etymologies

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un- +‎ gratified

Examples

  • In this comfortable domain of mine, I let no wish go ungratified.

    The Green-Eyed Shwemyethna

  • When deprived of that immediate gratification, we feel, well, ungratified.

    Dr. Jim Taylor: Disconnectivity Anxiety

  • The UN has drafted more than a dozen treaties addressing terrorism, but without an agreed upon definition of the term, the central treaty on the subject, the Comprehensive Convention against Terrorism, is both incomplete and ungratified.

    Kerry Kennedy: A New Approach to Terrorism

  • The result (as poets painted it) was withdrawal from the world — the gratified lover because he had his love and needed nothing else, the ungratified because he did not, and life was not worth living.

    Ancient & modern

  • The Queen cast not an ungratified glance on a large mirror, which, hanging on one side of the apartment, and illuminated by the torch-light, reflected her beautiful face and person.

    The Abbot

  • In the Virgin of the French Middle Ages he found the ideal that allowed him to transform his ungratified love into worship and to create a role for himself that was less demeaning than “tame cat.”

    The Five of Hearts

  • In the Virgin of the French Middle Ages he found the ideal that allowed him to transform his ungratified love into worship and to create a role for himself that was less demeaning than “tame cat.”

    The Five of Hearts

  • Reverend Mr Alfred Feeder, M.A., on the way home, that if she could only have seen Cicero in his retirement at Tusculum, she would not have had a wish, now, ungratified.

    Dombey and Son

  • Tourists, with whom I had an ardent, but ungratified longing, to establish

    Pictures from Italy

  • Finding her wish ungratified, she fell sick, and the symptoms soon became so alarming, that he (Dr. Grummidge) was called in.

    Sketches by Boz

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