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The indulgence or satisfaction of one's own desires.‘a culture of instant self-gratification’
self-gratification, self-indulgence, overindulgence, overconsumption, intemperance, immoderation, immoderateness, dissipation, dissolution, dissoluteness, debauchery, excess, excessiveness, lack of restraint, prodigality, extravagance, decadence, pleasure-seeking, wantonness, lack of self-controlView synonyms
- ‘Hiking fanatics can mix self-gratification with altruism by trekking through the wilderness for charity this weekend.’
- ‘Too often, Christmas seems to celebrate materialism and self-gratification.’
- ‘We hear too often about how today's young people are selfish and only interested in instant self-gratification.’
- ‘The stories were invariably morality tales, where the child hero or heroine was faced with a choice between pursuing self-gratification or helping a person in distress.’
- ‘He seems to be playing this game for self-gratification instead of a desire to help someone else.’
- ‘We now value self-gratification more than self-sacrifice and don't want to take on the expense and responsibility children bring.’
- ‘No longer do we need to fish for basic survival - we do it for enjoyment and self-gratification.’
- ‘They used and abused their patients for self-gratification.’
- ‘I've got nothing against self-gratification - provided no-one gets hurt.’
- ‘A culture that is preoccupied with the self and with self-gratification is a culture that is moving away from civilization and toward chaos.’
- ‘Marriage and long-term commitment have to mean more than short-term self-gratification, otherwise what separates them from a holiday fling?’
- ‘Given her brush with death, it's understandable that Christine relishes the self-gratification that accompanies competing.’
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