- 1[uncountable, countable] the good feeling that you have when you have achieved something or when something that you wanted to happen does happen; something that gives you this feeling to gain/get/derive satisfaction from something a look/smile of satisfaction She looked back on her career with great satisfaction. He had the satisfaction of seeing his book become a best seller. She didn't want to give him the satisfaction of seeing her cry. The company is trying to improve customer satisfaction. He was enjoying all the satisfactions of being a parent. see also dissatisfaction
- 2[uncountable] the act of fulfilling a need or desire the satisfaction of sexual desires the satisfaction of your ambitions
- 3 [uncountable] (formal) an acceptable way of dealing with a complaint, a debt, an injury, etc. I complained to the manager but I didn't get any satisfaction. They agreed on a payment of $2000 in full satisfaction of the debt. Word Familysatisfaction noun (≠dissatisfaction)satisfactory adjective (≠unsatisfactory)satisfy verbsatisfying adjective (≠unsatisfying)satisfied adjective (≠dissatisfied) (≠unsatisfied)Idioms
- 1if you do something to someone's satisfaction, they are pleased with it The case was settled to the complete satisfaction of the client.
- 2 if you prove something to someone's satisfaction, they believe or accept it Can you demonstrate to our satisfaction that your story is true? Thesaurussatisfactionhappiness pride contentment fulfillmentThese are all words for the good feeling that you have when you are happy or when you have achieved something.satisfaction the good feeling that you have when you have achieved something or when something that you wanted to happen does happen:He derived great satisfaction from knowing that his son was happy.happiness the good feeling that you have when you are happy:Money can't buy you happiness.pride a feeling of pleasure or satisfaction that you get when you, or people who are connected with you, have done something well or own something that other people admire:The sight of her son graduating filled her with pride.contentment (somewhat formal) a feeling of happiness or satisfaction with what you have:They found contentment in living a simple life.fulfillment a feeling of happiness or satisfaction with what you do or have done:her search for personal fulfillmentsatisfaction, happiness, contentment, or fulfillment?You can feel satisfaction at achieving almost anything, small or large; you feel fulfillment when you do something useful and enjoyable with your life. Happiness is the feeling you have when things give you pleasure and can be quite a lively feeling;contentment is a quieter feeling that you get when you have learned to find pleasure in things.Patterns satisfaction/happiness/pride/contentment/fulfillment in something real satisfaction/happiness/pride/contentment/fulfillment true satisfaction/happiness/contentment/fulfillment great satisfaction/happiness/pride quiet satisfaction/pride/contentment to feel satisfaction/happiness/pride/contentment to bring somebody satisfaction/happiness/pride/contentment/fulfillment to find satisfaction/happiness/contentment/fulfillment
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