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Definition 1: act of fulfilling a desire or need or appetite - [noun denoting act]

Samples where satisfaction or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the satisfaction of their demand for better services

(satisfaction is a kind of ...) the action of changing something

"the change of government had no impact on the economy" "his change on abortion cost him the election"

(... is a kind of satisfaction ) the act or an instance of satisfying

Definition 2: the contentment one feels when one has fulfilled a desire, need, or expectation - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where satisfaction or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the chef tasted the sauce with great satisfaction

(satisfaction is a kind of ...) happiness with one's situation in life

(... is a kind of satisfaction ) satisfaction with your (or another's) achievements

"he takes pride in his son's success"

(... is a kind of satisfaction ) the feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself

"his complacency was absolutely disgusting"

(... is a kind of satisfaction ) a feeling of satisfaction at having achieved your desires

(... is a kind of satisfaction ) malicious satisfaction

Definition 3: compensation for a wrong - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where satisfaction or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we were unable to get satisfaction from the local store

Synonyms for satisfaction in the sense of this definition

(satisfaction is a kind of ...) a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury

Definition 4: (law) the payment of a debt or fulfillment of an obligation - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where satisfaction or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the full and final satisfaction of the claim

(satisfaction is a kind of ...) a sum of money paid or a claim discharged

(satisfaction belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 5: state of being gratified or satisfied - [noun denoting state]

Samples where satisfaction or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dull repetitious work gives no gratification
  • to my immense gratification he arrived on time

Synonyms for satisfaction in the sense of this definition

(satisfaction is a kind of ...) the state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection)

"his emotional state depended on her opinion" "he was in good spirits" "his spirit rose"

(... is a kind of satisfaction ) your personal satisfaction (or dissatisfaction) with the cultural or intellectual conditions under which you live (as distinct from material comfort)

"the new art museum is expected to improve the quality of life"

(... is a kind of satisfaction ) satisfaction or physical well-being provided by a person or thing

"his friendship was a comfort" "a padded chair was one of the room's few comforts"

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