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Definition of satisfied adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1pleased because you have achieved something or because something that you wanted to happen has happened a satisfied smile a satisfied customer satisfied with somebody/something She's never satisfied with what she has. opposite dissatisfied Thesaurushappysatisfied content contented joyful blissfulThese words all describe feeling, showing, or giving pleasure or satisfaction.happy feeling, showing, or giving pleasure; satisfied with something or not worried about it:a happy marriage/memory/childhood I said I'd go, just to make him happy.satisfied pleased because you have achieved something or because something has happened as you wanted it to; showing this satisfaction:She's never satisfied with what she has. a satisfied smilecontent [not before noun] happy and satisfied with what you have:I'm perfectly content just to lie in the sun.contented happy and comfortable with what you have; showing this:a contented baby a long, contented sighcontent or contented?Being contented depends more on having a comfortable life; being content can depend more on your attitude to your life: you can have to be content or learn to be content. People or animals can be contented but only people can be content.joyful (somewhat formal) very happy; making people very happy:They had a joyful reunion in Phoenix.blissful (somewhat formal) making people very happy; showing this happiness:three blissful weeks in Mauijoyful or blissful?Joy is a livelier feeling;bliss is more peaceful.Patterns happy/satisfied/content with something a happy/satisfied/contented/blissful smile a happy/joyful occasion/celebration to be/feel happy/satisfied/content/contented/joyful very/perfectly/quite happy/satisfied/content/contented
  2. 2satisfied (that…) satisfied (with something) believing or accepting that something is true synonym convinced I'm satisfied that they are telling the truth. compare unsatisfied
  3. Word Familysatisfaction noun (dissatisfaction)satisfactory adjective (unsatisfactory)satisfy verbsatisfying adjective (unsatisfying)satisfied adjective (dissatisfied) (unsatisfied)
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