Satisfaction meaning

sătĭs-făkshən
A giving of something in order to release oneself from, or to satisfy, some outstanding obligation, be it legal or moral. Satisfaction requires the giving of one thing for another and should be distinguished from performance, which requires only the promising to give something. Also, payment in full, done to fulfill a contractual obligation or debt.
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He enjoyed the dish with great satisfaction. He'll order it again the next time he arrives.

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A satisfying or being satisfied.
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Something that satisfies.
  • Anything that brings gratification, pleasure, or contentment.
  • Settlement of debt; discharge of obligation.
  • Reparation for injury or insult.
  • (theol.) Atonement for sin.
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The source of such gratification.
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The pleasure obtained by such fulfillment.

"This life is not for complaint, but for satisfaction." - Henry David Thoreau.

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A reparation for an injury or loss.
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Assurance beyond doubt or question; complete conviction.

You must prove your case to the satisfaction of the court.

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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.

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give satisfaction
  • to satisfy
  • to accept a challenge to duel
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

give satisfaction

Origin of satisfaction

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin satisfactiō satisfactiōn- amends from satisfactus past participle of satisfacere to satisfy satisfy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin satisfactio.

    From Wiktionary