satisfaction

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin satisfactio.

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Noun[edit]

satisfaction (countable and uncountable, plural satisfactions)

  1. A fulfillment of a need or desire.
    He enjoyed the dish with great satisfaction. He'll order it again the next time he arrives.
  2. The pleasure obtained by such fulfillment.
    • Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
      This life is not for complaint, but for satisfaction.
    • 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter I, in The Younger Set (Project Gutenberg; EBook #14852), New York, N.Y.: A. L. Burt Company, published 1 February 2005 (Project Gutenberg version), OCLC 4241346:
      Selwyn, sitting up rumpled and cross-legged on the floor, after having boloed Drina to everybody's exquisite satisfaction, looked around at the sudden rustle of skirts to catch a glimpse of a vanishing figure—a glimmer of ruddy hair and the white curve of a youthful face, half-buried in a muff.
  3. The source of such gratification.
  4. A reparation for an injury or loss.
  5. A vindication for a wrong suffered.
    The count demanded satisfaction in the form of a duel at dawn.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin satisfactio.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

satisfaction f (uncountable)

  1. satisfaction
  2. fulfilment
  3. pleasure

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