satisfied

adjective

sat·​is·​fied ˈsa-təs-ˌfīd How to pronounce satisfied (audio)
1
: pleased or content with what has been experienced or received
satisfied customers
a satisfied smile
It attracted a capacity audience of art world luminaries and suburban bankers or whoever they were in their tuxedos and jewels and wild satisfied looks of feeling they were at just the right place that opening evening in Manhattan.Jill Johnston
2
: paid in full
… on repayment the term becomes a satisfied term and automatically ceases.Robert Megarry et al.
3
: persuaded by argument or evidence
But he was not rude, for as soon as he was satisfied that the papers would remain with him he became almost subservient …James A. Michener

Examples of satisfied in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While ‘Set was bobbing his head and clearly vibing to the music with a satisfied stank face visible beneath his black hoodie, the video had no audio, so viewers were left to their imagination in interpreting the caption. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 21 Feb. 2024 Gunther’s Sacramento’s sweet tooth was satisfied early on with the inception of Gunther’s Ice Cream in 1940. Hanh Truong, Sacramento Bee, 21 Feb. 2024 There isn’t enough pressure to invest time, energy or resources, and a vicious cycle ignites when customers already aren’t satisfied. Samuel Wilson, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2024 The banks could do due diligence, and the banks went away happy and the banks were satisfied. CBS News, 18 Feb. 2024 In large part, her position rests on her argument that all the fundamental interests tied to child-rearing can be satisfied with just one child. Trevor Hedberg, The Conversation, 15 Feb. 2024 While millennials are the least satisfied out of all generations, Gen Z follows at 5.2, boomers at 5.6, and Gen X at 6.6. Bychloe Berger, Fortune, 10 Feb. 2024 Yes, the rom-com quotient is satisfied with strong-jawed football player love interest, but really, this is a movie about sisterhood and surfing and ordering really nice breakfasts from hotel room service with a man’s money. Emma Specter, Vogue, 10 Feb. 2024 Barnhill, who also pinned his semifinals opponent in less than a minute was extremely satisfied with his short, but effective night. Timothy Dashiell, Baltimore Sun, 9 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1772, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of satisfied was in 1772

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“Satisfied.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/satisfied. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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