What does satisfaction mean?

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

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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.

  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

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

Anagrams for satisfaction »

  1. tic on ass afit

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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. Tom Voss:

    The tip amount should be based on a variety of variables including type of hotel — luxury vs. motel — cost of room, length of stay, degree that the guest communicates with the housekeeper and overall performance and satisfaction, hotel housekeepers work hard and are often paid little, so if the guest is satisfied, it is fashionable to tip.

  2. Edward W. Howe:

    The sounder your argument, the more satisfaction you get out of it.

  3. Juliene Berk:

    Habits...the only reason they persist is that they are offering some satisfaction...You allow them to persist by not seeking any other, better form of satisfying the same needs. Every habit, good or bad, is acquired and learned in the same way - by finding that it is a means of satisfaction.

  4. Amit Kumar:

    We now have empirical evidence that that's indeed the case, people are excited when they're looking forward to the satisfaction they'll get from purchases like vacations.

  5. La Rochefoucauld:

    Were we faultless, we would not derive such satisfaction from remarking the faults of others.

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    one whose prevailing mental imagery takes the form of inner feelings of action
    • A. motile
    • B. tantamount
    • C. bibulous
    • D. bonzer

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