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satisfaction

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin satisfactio.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

satisfaction (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 W. Chambers, The Younger Set, Ch.I:
      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.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin satisfactio.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

satisfaction f (uncountable)

  1. satisfaction
  2. fulfilment
  3. pleasure

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