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self-gratification Line breaks: self-gratifi¦ca¦tion

Definition of self-gratification in English:


[mass noun]
The indulgence or satisfaction of one’s own desires: this culture of instant self-gratification
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  • They used and abused their patients for self-gratification.
  • We hear too often about how today's young people are selfish and only interested in instant self-gratification.
  • Marriage and long-term commitment have to mean more than short-term self-gratification, otherwise what separates them from a holiday fling?

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