content: 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 formsqua·si-sat·is·fied, adjectiveun·sat·is·fied, adjectivewell-sat·is·fied, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for well-satisfied

Historical Examples of well-satisfied

  • 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

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.

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