satisfaction

Satisfaction is the act of fulfilling a need, desire, or appetite, or the feeling gained from such fulfillment.

Satisfaction means you’ve had enough — in a good way. When a product says "Satisfaction guaranteed" it means you’ll like it or they'll give you your money back. A good meal provides satisfaction of your hunger. When you graduate from school or get a good job, you have a feeling of satisfaction. This term once meant an act of atonement assigned by a priest to make up for a sin. When something is explained well, it was explained to your satisfaction.

Definitions of satisfaction
  1. noun
    state of being gratified or satisfied
    synonyms: gratification
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    quality of life
    your personal satisfaction (or dissatisfaction) with the cultural or intellectual conditions under which you live (as distinct from material comfort)
    comfort
    satisfaction or physical well-being provided by a person or thing
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    emotional state, spirit
    the state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection)
  2. noun
    act of fulfilling a desire or need or appetite
    “the satisfaction of their demand for better services”
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    gratification
    the act or an instance of satisfying
    satiation
    the act of achieving full gratification
    head trip, self-gratification
    the act of satisfying your own desires and giving yourself pleasure
    humoring, indulgence, indulging, pampering
    the act of indulging or gratifying a desire
    pleasing
    the act of one who pleases
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    change
    the action of changing something
  3. noun
    the contentment one feels when one has fulfilled a desire, need, or expectation
    “the chef tasted the sauce with great satisfaction
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    dissatisfaction
    the feeling of being displeased and discontent
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    pride
    satisfaction with your (or another's) achievements
    complacence, complacency, self-complacency, self-satisfaction
    the feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself
    fulfillment, fulfilment
    a feeling of satisfaction at having achieved your desires
    glee, gloat, gloating
    malicious satisfaction
    civic pride, civic spirit
    pride in your city
    smugness
    an excessive feeling of self-satisfaction
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    contentment
    happiness with one's situation in life
  4. noun
    compensation for a wrong
    “we were unable to get satisfaction from the local store”
    synonyms: atonement, expiation
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    amends, damages, indemnification, indemnity, redress, restitution
    a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
  5. noun
    (law) the payment of a debt or fulfillment of an obligation
    “the full and final satisfaction of the claim”
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    payment
    a sum of money paid or a claim discharged
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