Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb gratify

2 senses of gratify

Sense 1
satisfy, gratify -- (make happy or satisfied)

Sense 2
gratify, pander, indulge -- (yield (to); give satisfaction to)
       => provide, supply, ply, cater -- (give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests")

Antonyms of adj gratifying

2 senses of gratifying

Sense 1
gratifying, sweet -- (pleasing to the mind or feeling; "sweet revenge")

INDIRECT (VIA pleasing) -> displeasing -- (causing displeasure or lacking pleasing qualities)

Sense 2
enjoyable, gratifying, pleasurable -- (affording satisfaction or pleasure; "the company was enjoyable"; "found her praise gratifying"; "full of happiness and pleasurable excitement"; "good printing makes a book more pleasurable to read")

INDIRECT (VIA pleasant) -> unpleasant -- (disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings ; "an unpleasant personality"; "unpleasant repercussions"; "unpleasant odors")

Similarity of adj gratifying

2 senses of gratifying

Sense 1
gratifying, sweet -- (pleasing to the mind or feeling; "sweet revenge")
       => pleasing (vs. displeasing) -- (giving pleasure and satisfaction; "a pleasing piece of news"; "pleasing in manner and appearance")

Sense 2
enjoyable, gratifying, pleasurable -- (affording satisfaction or pleasure; "the company was enjoyable"; "found her praise gratifying"; "full of happiness and pleasurable excitement"; "good printing makes a book more pleasurable to read")
       => pleasant (vs. unpleasant) -- (affording pleasure; being in harmony with your taste or likings; "we had a pleasant evening together"; "a pleasant scene"; "pleasant sensations")

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