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

n state of being gratified or satisfied

quality of life
your personal satisfaction (or dissatisfaction) with the cultural or intellectual conditions under which you live (as distinct from material 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)

n act of fulfilling a desire or need or appetite

“the satisfaction of their demand for better services”
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the act or an instance of satisfying
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
the act of one who pleases
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the action of changing something

n the contentment one feels when one has fulfilled a desire, need, or expectation

“the chef tasted the sauce with great satisfaction
the feeling of being displeased and discontent
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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
an excessive feeling of self-satisfaction
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happiness with one's situation in life

n compensation for a wrong

“we were unable to get satisfaction from the local store”
atonement, expiation
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amends, damages, indemnification, indemnity, redress, restitution
a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury

n (law) the payment of a debt or fulfillment of an obligation

“the full and final satisfaction of the claim”
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a sum of money paid or a claim discharged

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