- An example of satisfaction is feeling content after you get a good job and get married.
- An example of satisfaction is when you repay your credit card bill in full.
- a satisfying or being satisfied
- something that satisfies; specif.,
- anything that brings gratification, pleasure, or contentment
- settlement of debt; discharge of obligation
- reparation for injury or insult
- Theol. atonement for sin
Origin of satisfactionMiddle English satisfaccioun ; from Old French satisfaction ; from Classical Latin satisfactio
- to satisfy
- to accept a challenge to duel
- a. The fulfillment or gratification of a desire, need, or appetite: wanted more space and found satisfaction in a new apartment.b. Pleasure or contentment derived from such gratification: took satisfaction in being vindicated.c. An instance of being satisfied or a source of gratification: “Cultivate some artistic talent, for you will find it the most durable of satisfactions” (Randolph Bourne).
- Assurance beyond doubt or question; complete conviction: You must prove your case to the satisfaction of the court.
- a. Compensation for injury or loss; reparation.b. The opportunity to avenge a wrong; vindication.
Origin of satisfactionMiddle English, from Old French, from Latin satisfacti&omacron;, satisfacti&omacron;n-, amends, from satisfactus, past participle of satisfacere, to satisfy; see satisfy.
- A fulfillment of a need or desire.
- He enjoyed the dish with great satisfaction. He'll order it again the next time he arrives.
- The pleasure obtained by such fulfillment.
- "This life is not for complaint, but for satisfaction." - Henry David Thoreau
- The source of such gratification.
- A reparation for an injury or loss.
- A vindication for a wrong suffered.
From Latin satisfactio.
satisfaction - Legal Definition