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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. That which satisfies.
  13. State of being satisfied; the act of satisfying; that which satisfies; gratification; amends; payment.
  14. The condition of mind resulting from full gratification of desire; release from suspense or doubt; amends; atonement; recompense; the settlement of a claim; payment.

Usage examples for satisfaction

  1. A light of satisfaction was in his teacher's eyes as Dave made this answer. – The Cow Puncher by Robert J. C. Stead
  2. Nor could I have gone too soon for my own satisfaction. – Notes of a Camp-Follower on the Western Front by E. W. Hornung
  3. " Ah," he said, with satisfaction. – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  4. That would be a poor sort of satisfaction, would it not? – A Frontier Mystery by Bertram Mitford
  5. 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
  6. If he is, he may have the satisfaction of knowing that he won't get it. – Frank Among The Rancheros by Harry Castlemon
  7. 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
  8. " 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
  9. It would give me great satisfaction. – The Vultures by Henry Seton Merriman
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. This I heard with great satisfaction. – Famous Adventures And Prison Escapes of the Civil War by Various
  13. Yet even as he did so he knew that his own share in the matter gave him little satisfaction. – Afterwards by Kathlyn Rhodes
  14. His interview with Marjorie had given him no real satisfaction. – The Children of Wilton Chase by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  15. " So we are prepared for war," he remarked, grinning in satisfaction. – The Pygmy Planet by John Stewart Williamson
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