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
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n state of being gratified or satisfied

Synonyms:
gratification
Types:
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
Type of:
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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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
Type of:
change
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
Antonyms:
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
Type of:
contentment
happiness with one's situation in life

n compensation for a wrong

“we were unable to get satisfaction from the local store”
Synonyms:
atonement, expiation
Type of:
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”
Type of:
payment
a sum of money paid or a claim discharged

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