[ self-grat-uh-fi-key-shuhn, self- ]
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  1. the act of pleasing or satisfying oneself, especially the gratifying of one's own impulses, needs, or desires.

Origin of self-gratification

First recorded in 1670–80

Words Nearby self-gratification Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use self-gratification in a sentence

  • Or if he devotes himself properly to his vocation he may consume his earnings in current self-gratification.

    Creating Capital | Frederick L. Lipman