the contentment one feels when one has fulfilled a desire, need, or expectation
"the chef tasted the sauce with great satisfaction"
state of being gratified or satisfied
"dull repetitious work gives no gratification"; "to my immense gratification he arrived on time"
atonement, expiation, satisfactionnoun
compensation for a wrong
"we were unable to get satisfaction from the local store"
(law) the payment of a debt or fulfillment of an obligation
"the full and final satisfaction of the claim"
act of fulfilling a desire or need or appetite
"the satisfaction of their demand for better services"
A fulfillment of a need or desire.
He enjoyed the dish with great satisfaction. He'll order it again the next time he arrives.
The pleasure obtained by such fulfillment.
"This life is not for complaint, but for satisfaction." - Henry David Thoreau
The source of such gratification.
A reparation for an injury or loss.
A vindication for a wrong suffered.
Etymology: From satisfactio.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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
settlement of a claim, due, or demand; payment; indemnification; adequate compensation
that which satisfies or gratifies; atonement
"(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.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'satisfaction' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3372
Rank popularity for the word 'satisfaction' in Nouns Frequency: #1401
The numerical value of satisfaction in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of satisfaction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
No one can please all peoples since it stays beyond reality; however, feeling pleased with all peoples; indeed, it creates pleasure and satisfaction.
There are different things that could create satisfaction, that’s what you want to achieve.
Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and importance, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.
Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.
I was two sets down, to come back and win in five gives me great satisfaction and confidence for the next challenge, i think he served exceptionally well. This was one of the most difficult matches I have played at Wimbledon and maybe in my career.
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- رضا, رArabic
- satisfaccióCatalan, Valencian
- vahingonkorvaus, täyttymys, hyvitys, tyydytys, mielihyväFinnish
- la satisfactionFrench
- sàsachadhScottish Gaelic
- elégedettség, megelégedés, kielégítésHungarian
- שביעות רצוןHebrew
- 満悦, 賠償, 補償, 充足, 満足, 充実, 償いJapanese
- 滿足, 만족Korean
- bevrediging, voldoeningDutch
- satisfacere, satisfacțieRomanian
- удовлетворённость, удовлетворениеRussian
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