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
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 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
Rhymes with satisfaction
abreaction, benefaction, chain reaction, common fraction, complex fraction, counteraction, dark reaction, direct action, interaction, liquefaction, malefaction, overaction, petrifaction, police action, proper fraction, putrefaction, rarefaction, retroaction, simple fraction, single-action, stupefaction, tumefaction
SATISFACTION Defined for Kids
Definition of satisfaction
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.>
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