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Definitions of satisfaction

  1. compensation for a wrong; " we were unable to get satisfaction from the local store"
  2. state of being gratified; great satisfaction; " dull repetitious work gives no gratification"; " to my immense gratification he arrived on time"
  3. act of fulfilling a desire or need or appetite; " the satisfaction of their demand for better services"
  4. the contentment you feel when you have done something right; " the chef tasted the sauce with great satisfaction"
  5. 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.
  6. Settlement of a claim, due, or demand; payment; indemnification; adequate compensation.
  7. That which satisfies or gratifies; atonement.
  8. The act of filling a wish, paying off, contenting, etc.; the state of being gratified, paid off, contented, etc.; contentment; payment; redress; that which fills one's wishes, contents, or gratifies.
  9. State of being satisfied: gratification: comfort: that which satisfies: amends: atonement: payment: conviction.
  10. Act of satisfying; that which satisfies; content; gratification; payment; amends.
  11. Complete gratification.
  12. The making of amends or payment.
  13. That which satisfies.
  14. State of being satisfied; the act of satisfying; that which satisfies; gratification; amends; payment.
  15. The condition of mind resulting from full gratification of desire; release from suspense or doubt; amends; atonement; recompense; the settlement of a claim; payment.
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Quotes of satisfaction

  1. The ultimate end of education is happiness or a good human life, a life enriched by the possession of every kind of good, by the enjoyment of every type of satisfaction – Mortimer Adler
  2. There are countless studies on the negative spillover of job pressures on family life, but few on how job satisfaction enhances the quality of family life. – Albert Bandura
  3. Even in the centuries which appear to us to be the most monstrous and foolish, the immortal appetite for beauty has always found satisfaction – Charles Baudelaire
  4. I wanted something that had the feel of a complete band and a variety of instrument. Apart from doing the album for musical satisfaction I felt it was an important statement for other women- showing you don't have to rely on other people to do things for you. – Danielle Dax
  5. In the tumult of men and events, solitude was my temptation; now it is my friend. What other satisfaction can be sought once you have confronted History? – Charles de Gaulle
  6. A complacent satisfaction with present knowledge is the chief bar to the pursuit of knowledge. – B. H. Liddell Hart
  7. If the opponent offers keen play I don't object; but in such cases I get less satisfaction even if I win, than from a game conducted according to all the rules of strategy with its ruthless logic. – Anatoly Karpov
  8. You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction – George Horace Lorimer
  9. We are built to conquer environment, solve problems, achieve goals, and we find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve. – Maxwell Maltz
  10. There is no greater calling than to serve your fellow men. There is no greater contribution than to help the weak. There is no greater satisfaction than to have done it well. – Walter Reuther
  11. I never thought tennis was going to give me so much satisfaction – Gabriela Sabatini
  12. When the satisfaction or the security of another person becomes as significant to one as one's own satisfaction or security, then the state of love exists. Under no other circumstances is a state of love present, regardless of the popular usage of the term. – Harry Stack Sullivan
  13. Personal satisfaction is the most important ingredient of success. – Denis Waitley
  14. But I have the satisfaction at the same time, to reflect that the impression to be made depends upon the consistency of the charge and the motives of the prosecutors. – Robert Walpole

Usage examples for satisfaction

  1. An' he said thet ef he was examined fair and square, to the satisfaction of eve'ybody- an' didn't pass- why, he 'd give up the p'int. – Sonny, A Christmas Guest by Ruth McEnery Stuart
  2. You might, with equal satisfaction go as an Indian. – Perfect Behavior A Guide for Ladies and Gentlemen in all Social Crises by Donald Ogden Stewart
  3. Beauclere whispered to one of them, and then turned to Alan with a gleam of satisfaction on his face. – Barren Honour: A Novel by George A. Lawrence
  4. That would be a poor sort of satisfaction would it not? – A Frontier Mystery by Bertram Mitford
  5. " Ah," he said, with satisfaction – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  6. A light of satisfaction was in his teacher's eyes as Dave made this answer. – The Cow Puncher by Robert J. C. Stead
  7. It would give me great satisfaction – The Vultures by Henry Seton Merriman
  8. " But if you will lunch with me today, I can promise you satisfaction – I Walked in Arden by Jack Crawford
  9. " So we are prepared for war," he remarked, grinning in satisfaction – The Pygmy Planet by John Stewart Williamson
  10. If he is, he may have the satisfaction of knowing that he won't get it. – Frank Among The Rancheros by Harry Castlemon
  11. Ashton- Kirk read all this with some satisfaction in the late afternoon. – Ashton-Kirk, Investigator by John T. McIntyre
  12. Nor could I have gone too soon for my own satisfaction – Notes of a Camp-Follower on the Western Front by E. W. Hornung
  13. " We are just, milor," said the King, with a sigh of satisfaction – Petticoat Rule by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  14. Seated in a summer garden, he says that as he wrote the last line of that wonderful work he felt great satisfaction – Around The Tea-Table by T. De Witt Talmage
  15. Yet even as he did so he knew that his own share in the matter gave him little satisfaction – Afterwards by Kathlyn Rhodes
  16. This I heard with great satisfaction – Famous Adventures And Prison Escapes of the Civil War by Various
  17. " Don't say nothin' about it," she protested, but with a look of great satisfaction – The Christmas Story from David Harum by Edward Noyes Westcott
  18. I thought it was awfully hard in Mother not to want us to have even the satisfaction of hating Cousin Parnelia! – The Bent Twig by Dorothy Canfield
  19. Then I couldn't even have the satisfaction of telling her that I'd got it, and how it was I hadn't got it before. – Sisters by Ada Cambridge
  20. His interview with Marjorie had given him no real satisfaction – The Children of Wilton Chase by Mrs. L. T. Meade