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.
    "This life is not for complaint, but for satisfaction." - Henry David Thoreau
    • 1907, Robert Chambers, chapter 1/2, The Younger Set[1]:
      Selwyn …, after having boloed Drina to everybody's exquisite satisfaction, looked around [] to catch a glimpse of a vanishing figure [] 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.

TranslationsEdit

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin satisfactio.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

satisfaction f (uncountable)

  1. satisfaction
  2. fulfilment
  3. pleasure

SynonymsEdit

Last modified on 3 April 2014, at 06:37