What does Satisfaction mean?

Definitions for Satisfaction
ˌsæt ɪsˈfæk ʃənsat·is·fac·tion

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Satisfaction.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. satisfactionnoun

    the contentment one feels when one has fulfilled a desire, need, or expectation

    "the chef tasted the sauce with great satisfaction"

  2. gratification, satisfactionnoun

    state of being gratified or satisfied

    "dull repetitious work gives no gratification"; "to my immense gratification he arrived on time"

  3. atonement, expiation, satisfactionnoun

    compensation for a wrong

    "we were unable to get satisfaction from the local store"

  4. satisfactionnoun

    (law) the payment of a debt or fulfillment of an obligation

    "the full and final satisfaction of the claim"

  5. satisfactionnoun

    act of fulfilling a desire or need or appetite

    "the satisfaction of their demand for better services"


  1. satisfactionnoun

    A fulfillment of a need or desire.

    He enjoyed the dish with great satisfaction. He'll order it again the next time he arrives.

  2. satisfactionnoun

    The pleasure obtained by such fulfillment.

    "This life is not for complaint, but for satisfaction." - Henry David Thoreau

  3. satisfactionnoun

    The source of such gratification.

  4. satisfactionnoun

    A reparation for an injury or loss.

  5. satisfactionnoun

    A vindication for a wrong suffered.

  6. Etymology: From satisfactio.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Satisfactionnoun

    Etymology: satisfactio, Latin; satisfaction, French.

    The mind, having a power to suspend the execution and satisfaction of any of its desires, is at liberty to consider the objects of them. John Locke.

    ’Tis a wretched satisfaction a revengeful man takes, even in losing his life, provided his enemy go for company. Roger L'Estrange.

    There are very few discourses so short, clear, and consistent, to which most men may not, with satisfaction enough to themselves, raise a doubt. John Locke.

    Wilt thou leave me so unsatisfied?
    —— What satisfaction can you have? William Shakespeare.

    Run over the circle of earthly pleasures, and had not God secured a man a solid pleasure from his own actions, he would be forced to complain that pleasure was not satisfaction. South.

    Of ev’ry nation each illustrious name,
    Such toys as these have cheated into fame;
    Exchanging solid quiet to obtain
    The windy satisfaction of the brain. John Dryden, Juvenal.

    Die he or justice must; unless for him
    Some other able, and as willing, pay
    The rigid satisfaction, death for death. John Milton, Par. Lost.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Satisfactionnoun

    the act of satisfying, or the state of being satisfied; gratification of desire; contentment in possession and enjoyment; repose of mind resulting from compliance with its desires or demands

  2. Satisfactionnoun

    settlement of a claim, due, or demand; payment; indemnification; adequate compensation

  3. Satisfactionnoun

    that which satisfies or gratifies; atonement


  1. Satisfaction

    "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" is a song by the English rock band The Rolling Stones, released in 1965. It was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and produced by Andrew Loog Oldham. Richards' throwaway three-note guitar riff – intended to be replaced by horns – opens and drives the song. The lyrics refer to sexual frustration and commercialism. The song was first released as a single in the United States in June 1965 and also featured on the American version of Out of Our Heads, released that July. "Satisfaction" was a hit, giving the Stones their first number one in the US. In the UK, the song initially played only on pirate radio stations because its lyrics were considered too sexually suggestive. In Britain, the single was released in August 1965; it became the Rolling Stones' fourth number one in the United Kingdom. The song is considered to be one of the all-time greatest rock songs ever recorded. In 2004 Rolling Stone magazine placed "Satisfaction" in the second spot on its list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, while in 2006 it was added to the Library of Congress National Recording Registry.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Satisfaction' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3372

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Satisfaction' in Nouns Frequency: #1401

Anagrams for Satisfaction »

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Satisfaction in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Satisfaction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Satisfaction in a Sentence

  1. Gavin Schmidt:

    Global warming is happening, and I always sound like a broken record because we've basically broken the climate, we need to keep tracking what's happening to the planet. And even though it's doing what we expect, it's getting warmer because we've got more greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. We don't get any satisfaction as scientists from being proven right on this. We would much rather have been wrong.

  2. Luke Snyder:

    Thats what you have to accept because its not tiddlywinks or anything. Its a dangerous -- very dangerous sport. But the friends that you make and the places that you see and the satisfaction and the feeling of success you get after doing that, Mason got to feel that. And that feeling is something that you cant replace and a lot of people may never feel.

  3. Zainol Mohd Isa:

    As a responsible airport operator, Malaysia Airports undertakes to verify all claims of aircraft ownership with the relevant authorities. Thus far, we have not been able to do so to our satisfaction, as such, we urge the rightful owner to furnish us with the required information for verification purposes.

  4. Christophe Galtier.Read MoreThe:

    The most important thing is to score goals, that is in Paris Saint-Germain's DNA and the DNA of the players here, so there is real satisfaction with those two elements of our game, attacking in numbers with lots of technical quality, and defending as a team.

  5. Samuel Corum/Getty Images:

    And so I would urge the Senate to think about that, that if you get satisfaction of blocking Nord Stream 2 you might actually undermine the effectiveness of the sanctions thatthe president is threatening hopefully to put in place against President Putin.

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    having a build with little fat or muscle but with long limbs
    • A. indiscernible
    • B. defiant
    • C. ectomorphic
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