Definition of satisfaction
- proved to the satisfaction of the court
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.
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: 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
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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