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[sat-is-fahyd] /ˈsæt ɪsˌfaɪd/
a satisfied look.
completely paid, as a bill.
convinced, as in an argument:
Their opponents were finally satisfied.
Origin of satisfied
First recorded in 1565-75; satisfy + -ed2
Related forms
quasi-satisfied, adjective
unsatisfied, adjective
well-satisfied, adjective Unabridged
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  • Pipes, taking possession of the game, marched back to the camp with a well-satisfied air.

    The Three Admirals W.H.G. Kingston
  • He was well-satisfied with his performance, and pronounced his blowpipe a certain killer.

    The Wanderers W.H.G. Kingston
  • They only watched the movements of their king with eyes that declared a well-satisfied delight.

    The Lily and the Totem William Gilmore Simms
  • Peter Crean gave a well-satisfied nod, and then left the room.

    Ben Burton W. H. G. Kingston
  • Upon the whole, however, I am quite vain enough and well-satisfied enough.

    Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters William Austen-Leigh and Richard Arthur Austen-Leigh
  • Ghisleri saw that he had produced a good effect and was well-satisfied.

    Pietro Ghisleri F. (Francis) Marion Crawford
  • The Harn, also, was well-satisfied with the way things were going.

    Cat and Mouse Ralph Williams
  • His opponent was the very personification of well-satisfied indifference.

    The Lily and the Totem William Gilmore Simms
  • Upon the whole, however,' she says, 'I am quite vain enough and well-satisfied enough.'

    A Book of Sibyls Anne Thackeray (Mrs. Richmond Ritchie)
  • Jerry duly reported this to the Lookouts, who were well-satisfied.

British Dictionary definitions for well-satisfied


adjective (well satisfied when postpositive)
fully convinced of or happy
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Word Origin and History for well-satisfied



1816, "gratified," past participle adjective from satisfy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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