satisfaction

5 ENTRIES FOUND:

sat·is·fac·tion

noun \ˌsa-təs-ˈfak-shən\

: 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

1
a :  the payment through penance of the temporal punishment incurred by a sin
b :  reparation for sin that meets the demands of divine justice
2
a :  fulfillment of a need or want
b :  the quality or state of being satisfied :  contentment
c :  a source or means of enjoyment :  gratification
3
a :  compensation for a loss or injury :  atonement, restitution
b :  the discharge of a legal obligation or claim
c :  vindication
4
:  convinced assurance or certainty <proved to the satisfaction of the court>

Examples of SATISFACTION

  1. He gets great satisfaction from volunteering.
  2. the satisfaction of a job well done
  3. There is some satisfaction in knowing I was right.
  4. She finds a certain satisfaction in helping others.
  5. the satisfaction of his deep craving for love
  6. I complained to the manager about the poor service but did not get any satisfaction.

Origin 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

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