What does satisfaction mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings 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"

Wiktionary

  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.

    Etymology: From satisfactio.

  2. satisfactionnoun

    The pleasure obtained by such fulfillment.

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

    Etymology: From satisfactio.

  3. satisfactionnoun

    The source of such gratification.

    Etymology: From satisfactio.

  4. satisfactionnoun

    A reparation for an injury or loss.

    Etymology: From satisfactio.

  5. satisfactionnoun

    A vindication for a wrong suffered.

    Etymology: From satisfactio.

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

Freebase

  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

How to pronounce satisfaction?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  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. John Jay Chapman:

    Try to raise a voice that shall be heard from here to Albany and watch what it is that comes forward to shut off the sound. It is not a German sergeant, nor a Russian officer of the precinct. It is a note from a friend of your fathers offering you a place in his office. This is your warning from the secret police. Why, if any of you young gentlemen have a mind to get heard a mile off, you must make a bonfire of your reputation, and a close enemy of most men who wish you well. And what will you get in return? Well, if I must for the benefit of the economists, charge you up with some selfish gain, I will say that you get the satisfaction of having been heard, and that this is the whole possible scope of human ambition.

  2. Trisha Harp:

    Harp's data showed that entrepreneurs who set shared long-term business and family goals with their spouses scored higher in every area of satisfaction than those who didn’t. On her surveys, entrepreneurs who set shared business goals were 17 percent happier than those who didn’t; and 27 percent who set shared family goals reported higher levels of satisfaction. Of those who set shared family goals, 98 percent reported being still in love with their spouse. Contrary to what one might believe, Harp's data showed that when entrepreneurs shared both positive and negative aspects of the business on a regular basis, the other spouse's trust and confidence in the entrepreneur actually increased. Sharing on a regular basis increases the spouse's belief in their entrepreneur’s ability to succeed, Harp says. When the entrepreneur chooses not to share, the spouse usually knows when something is wrong, simply by observing his/her partner’s demeanor. The not knowing leads to frustration, anxiety and impatience, Harp says. However, when the entrepreneur shares on a regular basis, the spouse is privy to the solutions the entrepreneur is considering, she adds. And discussions make the non-entrepreneur spouse feel as if he or she is contributing. This helps increase a spouse's ‘buy-in’ and makes them feel like it is ‘our’ company instead of just ‘your company,’.

  3. Mike Rowe:

    If you’re whole model for job satisfaction is based on finding your ‘ dream job, ’ right – it’s a bit like going out in the world and looking for your soul mate, it’s difficult. Find the thing that’s available, be great at it and then figure out how to love it … You have to work. You have to own it.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Proudness is a feeling of deep pride, pleasure and satisfaction in one's own or someone else's achievements, qualities, skills, potentials or possessions. Are you proud at all? If yes, then you've got to get rid of it (pride) and afterwards saturate yourself with humility. In case you don't know, God opposes the proud. But guess what? he gives more grace to the humble (James 4:6). Yes! God's grace is only and fully available to the humble. -Emeasoba George

  5. Charles Lamb:

    Nothing to me is more distasteful than that entire complacency and satisfaction which beam in the countenances of a newly married couple.

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