satisfaction

satisfaction

synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of satisfaction in English

English Online Dictionary. What means satisfaction‎? What does satisfaction mean?

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin satisfactio, satisfactionis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sætɪsˈfækʃən/
  • Rhymes: -ækʃən

Noun

satisfaction (countable and uncountable, plural satisfactions)

  1. A fulfilment of a need or desire.
  2. The pleasure obtained by such fulfillment.
    • November 4, 1860, Henry David Thoreau, letter to Mr. D. R.
      This life is not for complaint, but for satisfaction.
    • 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.

Translations

Derived terms

  • satisfaction note
  • satisfaction piece
  • satisfaction theory of atonement

French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin satisfactio, satisfactionem.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sa.tis.fak.sjɔ̃/

Noun

satisfaction f (uncountable)

  1. satisfaction
  2. fulfilment
  3. pleasure

Synonyms

  • (fulfilment): assouvissement
  • (pleasure): plaisir

Further reading

  • “satisfaction” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

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