[ sat-is-fak-shuhn ]
/ ˌsæt ɪsˈfæk ʃən /
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.
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Origin of satisfaction
SYNONYMS FOR satisfaction
OTHER WORDS FROM satisfaction
sat·is·fac·tion·al, adjectivesat·is·fac·tion·less, adjectivenon·sat·is·fac·tion, nounpre·sat·is·fac·tion, noun
su·per·sat·is·fac·tion, nounun·der·sat·is·fac·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for satisfaction
/ (ˌsætɪsˈfækʃən) /
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 for satisfaction
C15: via French from Latin satisfactionem, from satisfacere to satisfy
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Medical definitions for satisfaction
[ săt′ĭs-făk′shən ]
The fulfillment or gratification of a desire, a need, or an appetite.
The pleasure or contentment that is derived from such gratification.
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