self-gratification

[ self-grat-uh-fi-key-shuh n, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlfˌgræt ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən, ˌsɛlf- /

noun

the act of pleasing or satisfying oneself, especially the gratifying of one's own impulses, needs, or desires.

Nearby words

  1. self-generation,
  2. self-glorification,
  3. self-governed,
  4. self-governing,
  5. self-government,
  6. self-hardening,
  7. self-harm,
  8. self-hatred,
  9. self-heal,
  10. self-healing

Origin of self-gratification

First recorded in 1670–80

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