- Satisfaction is getting what you wanted or desired or the payment of a debt.
- 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.
satisfaction definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle English satisfaccioun ; from Old French satisfaction ; from Classical Latin satisfactio
satisfaction definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. The fulfillment or gratification of a desire, need, or appetite.b. Pleasure or contentment derived from such gratification.c. A source or means of gratification.
- a. Compensation for injury or loss; reparation.b. The opportunity to avenge a wrong; vindication.
- Assurance beyond doubt or question; complete conviction.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin satisfactiō, satisfactiōn-, amends, from satisfactus, past participle of satisfacere, to satisfy; see satisfy.
satisfaction - Legal Definition
satisfaction - Medical Definition
- The fulfillment or gratification of a desire, a need, or an appetite.
- The pleasure or contentment that is derived from such gratification.
satisfaction - Phrases/Idioms
- to satisfy
- to accept a challenge to duel