Simple Definition of satisfaction
: a happy or pleased feeling because of something that you did or something that happened to you
: the act of providing what is needed or desired : the act of satisfying a need or desire
: a result that deals with a problem or complaint in an acceptable way
Full Definition of satisfaction
1a : the payment through penance of the temporal punishment incurred by a sinb : reparation for sin that meets the demands of divine justice
4 : convinced assurance or certainty <proved to the satisfaction of the court>
Examples of satisfaction in a sentence
He gets great satisfaction from volunteering.
the satisfaction of a job well done
There is some satisfaction in knowing I was right.
She finds a certain satisfaction in helping others.
the satisfaction of his deep craving for love
I complained to the manager about the poor service but did not get any satisfaction.
Origin and Etymology of satisfaction
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin satisfaction-, satisfactio, from Latin, reparation, amends, from satisfacere to satisfy
First Known Use: 14th century
SATISFACTION Defined for Kids
Definition of satisfaction for Students
1 : a feeling of happiness or content with something : the condition of being satisfied <In expressing her satisfaction at gaining a new daughter, she nearly suffocated me. — Gail Carson Levine, Ella Enchanted>
2 : something that makes a person happy, pleased, or content <Helping others has been one of the greatest satisfactions in my life.>
Legal Definition of satisfaction
1a : the act or fact of satisfying b : execution of an accord by performance of the substituted obligation —often used in the phrase accord and satisfaction — compare accord 3, transaction 3 c : a document indicating that an obligation has been satisfied <a satisfaction of mortgage>
2 : the quality or state of being satisfied
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