Definition of satisfaction noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    satisfaction

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    BrE BrE//ˌsætɪsˈfækʃn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌsætɪsˈfækʃn//
     
     
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  1. 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 bestseller. 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 Synonymssatisfactionhappiness pride contentment fulfilmentThese 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 (rather formal) a feeling of happiness or satisfaction with what you have:They found contentment in living a simple life.fulfilment a feeling of happiness or satisfaction with what you do or have done:her search for personal fulfilmentsatisfaction, happiness, contentment or fulfilment? You can feel satisfaction at achieving almost anything, small or large; you feel fulfilment 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/​fulfilment in something real satisfaction/​happiness/​pride/​contentment/​fulfilment true satisfaction/​happiness/​contentment/​fulfilment great satisfaction/​happiness/​pride quiet satisfaction/​pride/​contentment to feel satisfaction/​happiness/​pride/​contentment to bring somebody satisfaction/​happiness/​pride/​contentment/​fulfilment to find satisfaction/​happiness/​contentment/​fulfilment
  2. 2[uncountable] the act of fulfilling a need or desire the satisfaction of sexual desires the satisfaction of your ambitions
  3. 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 £200 in full satisfaction of the debt.
  4. Word Familysatisfaction noun (dissatisfaction)satisfactory adjective (unsatisfactory)satisfy verbsatisfying adjective (unsatisfying)satisfied adjective (dissatisfied) (unsatisfied) Word Origin Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin satisfactio(n-), from satisfacere ‘satisfy, content’, from satis ‘enough’ + facere ‘make’.Extra examples Although we didn’t win, we were able to take some satisfaction from our performance. Both parties expressed their complete satisfaction with the decision. Clients are asked to rate their overall satisfaction. He derived great satisfaction from knowing that his son was happy. He nodded with evident satisfaction. I find satisfaction in helping people. I had the satisfaction of proving him wrong. My current level of job satisfaction is pretty low. She felt a certain satisfaction in keeping him waiting. She watched in satisfaction as he opened the present. The children were a major source of satisfaction. The matter was resolved to our general satisfaction. her deep satisfaction at seeing justice done How would you rate your level of job satisfaction? She had the satisfaction of seeing her book become a best-seller. The company is trying to improve customer satisfaction.Idioms
      to somebody’s satisfaction
       
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    1. 1if you do something to somebody’s satisfaction, they are pleased with it The affair was settled to the complete satisfaction of the client.
    2. 2if you prove something to somebody’s satisfaction, they believe or accept it Can you demonstrate to our satisfaction that your story is true?
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