ungratified


ungratified

verb (used with object), grat·i·fied, grat·i·fy·ing.

  1. to give pleasure to (a person or persons) by satisfying desires or humoring inclinations or feelings: Her praise will gratify all who worked so hard to earn it.
  2. to satisfy; indulge; humor, as one’s desires or appetites.
  3. Obsolete. to reward; remunerate.

verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)

  1. to satisfy or please
  2. to yield to or indulge (a desire, whim, etc)
  3. obsolete to reward

v.c.1400, “to bestow grace upon;” 1530s, “to show gratitude to,” from French gratifier (16c.) or directly from Latin gratificari “to do favor to, oblige, gratify,” from gratus “pleasing” (see grace) + root of facere “make, do, perform” (see factitious). Meaning “to give pleasure to” is from 1560s. Related: Gratified; gratifying.

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