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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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  • The Harn, also, was well-satisfied with the way things were going.

    Cat and Mouse Ralph Williams
  • He was well-satisfied with his performance, and pronounced his blowpipe a certain killer.

    The Wanderers W.H.G. Kingston
  • Peter Crean gave a well-satisfied nod, and then left the room.

    Ben Burton W. H. G. Kingston
  • Ghisleri saw that he had produced a good effect and was well-satisfied.

    Pietro Ghisleri F. (Francis) Marion Crawford
  • His opponent was the very personification of well-satisfied indifference.

    The Lily and the Totem William Gilmore Simms
  • A pleasant and well-satisfied smile of Cleveland answered the speaker.

    Confession W. Gilmore Simms
  • Jerry duly reported this to the Lookouts, who were well-satisfied.

  • "Not even a cow in sight," Guy commented in well-satisfied tones.

    Plashers Mead Compton Mackenzie
  • The ambassador, well-satisfied with so strong an expedition, left after him.

  • The careless, jaunty step and well-satisfied air were familiar to him.

    Try and Trust Horatio Alger
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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