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EtymologyEdit

From Latin satisfactio.

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NounEdit

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.: D. Appleton & Company, published 1 February 2005 (Project Gutenberg version), OCLC 24962326:
      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.
    • c. 1601–1602, William Shakespeare, “Twelfe Night, or VVhat You VVill”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act III, scene iv], page 269:
      He is knight dubb'd with vnhatche'd Rapier, and on carpet conſideration, but he is a diuell in priuate brall, soules and bodies hath he diuorc'd three, and his incenſement at this moment is ſo implacable, that ſatisfaction can be none, but by pangs of death and ſepulcher: Hob, nob, is his word: giu't or take't.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin satisfactio.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

satisfaction f (uncountable)

  1. satisfaction
  2. fulfilment
  3. pleasure

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