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The act of giving oneself pleasure or of satisfying one's own desires.
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the achieving of pleasure or satisfaction by doing something, esp something physical
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the act of pleasing or satisfying oneself, esp. the gratifying of one's own impulses, needs, or desires.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.self-gratification - indiscipline with regard to sensuous pleasures
indiscipline, undiscipline - the trait of lacking discipline
rakishness - the quality of a rake
2.self-gratification - the act of satisfying your own desires and giving yourself pleasure
gratification - the act or an instance of satisfying
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References in classic literature ?
(before Arthur's unexpected arrival) was undoubtedly an act of pure good nature and no self-gratification, intimated that all the house was open to her.
Out of the seven charges Najib faced, the Pekan MP is accused of committing three counts of criminal breach of trust over a total RM42 million of SRC International funds while entrusted with its control as the prime minister and finance minister then, and a separate charge under an anti-corruption law of abusing the same positions for self-gratification of the same RM42 million sum.
The former magistrate was on 11 July 2019 found guilty on 16 counts of corruption, fraud, bribery and extortion stemming from allegations that she wrongly and corruptly abused her office for self-gratification when she solicited and accepted a number of bribes to withdraw traffic tickets against offenders during her stay at the northern town of Oshakati between February 2010 and August 2011.
All of these can be had through delaying self-gratification. Particularly, the payout of cash (i.e.
If there are some expectations, it is in the form of self-gratification, of heavenly, blissful feeling of spiritual deliverance.
Are we honest, truthful and selfless or just engaging in self-gratification and partisan politics?These are not idle questions.
Describing O'Hara's behaviour as appalling, Judge Babington told the court in Derry: "One can only conclude it was done simply for his own self-gratification and pleasure.
By spending so much time online we start looking for instant validation or self-gratification. In order for our society to progress I think it is important to cut down on our screen time and focus on some me time.
He added, "You're actually doing a real-world project and you get self-gratification out of it because you step back and you're like, 'Wow!
He was alleged to have used his position as a public officer for self-gratification and corrupt enrichment to the tune of N54, 610, 000 (Fifty-Four Million Six Hundred and Ten Thousand) Naira.
Humanity and common sense too often become casualties in this new world of attention seeking and self-gratification.
IN a society which trains its citizens in the art and philosophy of achieving instant self-gratification, of becoming thoroughly submerged in one's own bubble of pleasure, it becomes dangerously difficult for one to develop a world consciousness and concern for others.