Definitions for: Satisfaction


[n] act of fulfilling a desire or need or appetite; "the satisfaction of their demand for better services"
[n] the contentment you feel when you have done something right; "the chef tasted the sauce with great satisfaction"
[n] compensation for a wrong; "we were unable to get satisfaction from the local store"
[n] state of being gratified; great satisfaction; "dull repetitious work gives no gratification"; "to my immense gratification he arrived on time"



Webster (1913) Definition: Sat`is*fac"tion, n. [OE. satisfaccioun, F.
satisfaction, fr. L. satisfactio, fr. satisfacere to satisfy.
See Satisfy.]
1. The act of satisfying, or the state of being satisfied;
gratification of desire; contentment in possession and
enjoyment; repose of mind resulting from compliance with
its desires or demands.

The mind having a power to suspend the execution and
satisfaction of any of its desires. --Locke.

2. Settlement of a claim, due, or demand; payment;
indemnification; adequate compensation.

We shall make full satisfaction. --Shak.

3. That which satisfies or gratifies; atonement.

Die he, or justice must; unless for him Some other,
able, and as willing, pay The rigid satisfaction,
death for death. --Milton.

Syn: Contentment; content; gratification; pleasure;
recompense; compensation; amends; remuneration;
indemnification; atonement.

Synonyms: atonement, expiation, gratification

Antonyms: dissatisfaction

See Also: amends, complacence, complacency, contentment, damages, emotional state, fulfillment, fulfillment, fulfilment, fulfilment, glee, gloat, gloating, gratification, indemnification, indemnity, pride, quality of life, redress, restitution, self-complacency, self-satisfaction, spirit

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