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.
Recent Examples of satisfaction from the Web
Cameco is pleased to have resolved the problem to the NRC’s satisfaction, company spokesman Gord Struthers said Wednesday.
But when people are poor, emotional satisfaction is the name of the game.
My team’s investigation into this matter has now been completed to my satisfaction.
Exclaiming in joy during Szeliga’s reading and powerful performance, Alberto Baez’s satisfaction was mirrored throughout the room.
At the time, the airline ranked dead last in customer satisfaction among traditional North American airlines, according to J.D. Power's 2015 North America Airline Satisfaction Study.
McNulty was intrigued by research suggesting that marriage satisfaction often declines over time, even when couples do not dramatically change their behavior.
The Park Board meets at 2 p.m., 4600 E. 63rd Street Trafficway, and the discussion will include the citizens satisfaction surveys about parks.
Quality measures and patient satisfaction are improving at the facility, called Lower Keys Medical Center, and Community is investing $20 million in infrastructure, according to Galin, the spokeswoman.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
SATISFACTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of satisfaction for English Language Learners
: 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
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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