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satisfying

adjective

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1 giving pleasure or contentment to the mind or senses
  • a satisfying and relaxing bubble bath after a long day

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2 having the power to persuade
  • "I don't feel like it" is not a satisfying reason for skipping your chores

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satisfying

verb
present participle of satisfy

Synonyms & Antonyms of satisfying (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to put a complete end to (a physical need or desire)
  • the players satisfied their hunger after the game with a big pasta dinner

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2 to cause (someone) to agree with a belief or course of action by using arguments or earnest requests
  • it took me a while to satisfy my attorney that I had good grounds for a lawsuit

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3 to do what is required by the terms of
  • the contractor had clearly failed to satisfy the terms of the agreement

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5 to provide (someone) with a just payment for loss or injury
  • the owners of the restaurant were generously satisfied for any business lost during the filming

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The first known use of satisfying was circa 1616

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“Satisfying.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/satisfying. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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