- an act of satisfying; fulfillment; gratification.
- the state of being satisfied; contentment.
- the cause or means of being satisfied.
- confident acceptance of something as satisfactory, dependable, true, etc.
- reparation or compensation, as for a wrong or injury.
- the opportunity to redress or right a wrong, as by a duel.
- payment or discharge, as of a debt or obligation.
- an act of doing penance or making reparation for venial sin.
- the penance or reparation made.
Origin of satisfaction
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Examples from the Web for satisfaction
The satisfaction experienced by high-performance companies did not surprise Shriver at all.Hiring People With Disabilities Isn’t Just the Right Thing to Do—It’s Good for Business
October 27, 2014
During the course of our conversation, Jablonski refers to Satisfaction as a “love story.”
Sean Jablonski, the creator of the USA drama, Satisfaction, wants to change all of that.
Satisfaction does not insist on setting up clear categories of heroism and villainy, good, and evil.
Satisfaction is heavy on character development and light on plot.
"I've got something to do pretty quick," thought Robert, with satisfaction.
Still, the thought of the gold in his pockets afforded some satisfaction.
Yet it is a satisfaction to do what I can to let you know the position in which I stand.
This was responded to by a roar of satisfaction from the crowd below.Harriet, The Moses of Her People
Sarah H. Bradford
The charter-party has been carried out entirely to my satisfaction.Explorations in Australia
- the act of satisfying or state of being satisfied
- the fulfilment of a desire
- the pleasure obtained from such fulfilment
- a source of fulfilment
- reparation or compensation for a wrong done or received
- RC Church Church of England the performance by a repentant sinner of a penance
- Christianity the atonement for sin by the death of Christ
Word Origin and History for satisfaction
early 14c., "performance of an act set forth by a priest or other Church authority to atone for sin," from Old French satisfaction (12c.), from Latin satisfactionem (nominative satisfactio) "a satisfying of a creditor," noun of action from past participle stem of satisfacere (see satisfy). Senses of "contentment, appeasement" and "action of gratifying" first recorded late 14c.; the former not common before 16c.
- The fulfillment or gratification of a desire, a need, or an appetite.
- The pleasure or contentment that is derived from such gratification.