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sat·is·fac·tion

 (săt′ĭs-făk′shən)
n.
1.
a. The fulfillment or gratification of a desire, need, or appetite: wanted more space and found satisfaction in a new apartment.
b. Pleasure or contentment derived from such gratification: took satisfaction in being vindicated.
c. An instance of being satisfied or a source of gratification: "Cultivate some artistic talent, for you will find it the most durable of satisfactions" (Randolph Bourne).
2. Assurance beyond doubt or question; complete conviction: You must prove your case to the satisfaction of the court.
3.
a. Compensation for injury or loss; reparation.
b. The opportunity to avenge a wrong; vindication.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin satisfactiō, satisfactiōn-, amends, from satisfactus, past participle of satisfacere, to satisfy; see satisfy.]

satisfaction

(ˌsætɪsˈfækʃən)
n
1. the act of satisfying or state of being satisfied
2. the fulfilment of a desire
3. the pleasure obtained from such fulfilment
4. a source of fulfilment
5. reparation or compensation for a wrong done or received
6. (Ecclesiastical Terms) RC Church Church of England the performance by a repentant sinner of a penance
7. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity the atonement for sin by the death of Christ
[C15: via French from Latin satisfactionem, from satisfacere to satisfy]

sat•is•fac•tion

(ˌsæt ɪsˈfæk ʃən)

n.
1. the state or feeling of being satisfied; contentment; pleasure.
2. a cause or means of fulfillment or contentment.
3. the act of satisfying; fulfillment; gratification.
4. confident acceptance of something as satisfactory, dependable, true, etc.
5. reparation or compensation, as for a wrong or injury.
6. the opportunity to redress or right a wrong, as by a duel.
7. payment or discharge, as of a debt or obligation.
8.
a. an act of doing penance or making reparation for venial sin.
b. the penance or reparation made.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French < Latin satisfactiō=satisfac(ere) to give satisfaction (satis enough + facere to make, do1) + -tiō -tion]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.satisfaction - the contentment one feels when one has fulfilled a desire, need, or expectationsatisfaction - the contentment one feels when one has fulfilled a desire, need, or expectation; "the chef tasted the sauce with great satisfaction"
contentment - happiness with one's situation in life
pride - satisfaction with your (or another's) achievements; "he takes pride in his son's success"
complacence, complacency, self-complacency, self-satisfaction - the feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself; "his complacency was absolutely disgusting"
fulfillment, fulfilment - a feeling of satisfaction at having achieved your desires
gloat, gloating, glee - malicious satisfaction
dissatisfaction - the feeling of being displeased and discontent; "he was never slow to express his dissatisfaction with the service he received"
2.satisfaction - state of being gratified or satisfied; "dull repetitious work gives no gratification"; "to my immense gratification he arrived on time"
emotional state, spirit - 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"
quality of life - 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"
comfort - 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"
3.satisfaction - compensation for a wrongsatisfaction - compensation for a wrong; "we were unable to get satisfaction from the local store"
amends, damages, indemnification, redress, restitution, indemnity - a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
4.satisfaction - (law) the payment of a debt or fulfillment of an obligation; "the full and final satisfaction of the claim"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
payment - a sum of money paid or a claim discharged
5.satisfaction - act of fulfilling a desire or need or appetite; "the satisfaction of their demand for better services"
change - the action of changing something; "the change of government had no impact on the economy"; "his change on abortion cost him the election"
gratification - the act or an instance of satisfying

satisfaction

satisfaction

noun
Translations
إِشْباعإشْباع الرَّغْبَه، إرْضاءرِضى، سُرور
uspokojeníspokojenostukojení
tilfredsstillelse
tyydytysvahingonkorvaushyvitys
zadovoljstvo
megelégedéselégedettségkielégítéskielégülés
fullnægingfullnægja, ánægja
満足
만족
ukojenieuspokojenie
zadovoljstvo
tillfredsställelsetillfredsställning
ความพอใจ
sự hài lòng

satisfaction

[ˌsætɪsˈfækʃən] N
1. (= contentment) → satisfacción f
has it been done to your satisfaction?¿se ha hecho a su gusto?
it gives me every satisfactiones para mí una gran satisfacción ...
to demand satisfactionpedir satisfacción
to express one's satisfaction at a resultexpresar su satisfacción con un resultado, declararse satisfecho con un resultado
2. [of debt] → pago m, liquidación f

satisfaction

[ˌsætɪsˈfækʃən] n
(= contentment, happiness) → satisfaction f
to sb's satisfaction
I hope everything is to your satisfaction → J'espère que vous êtes satisfait(e).
The work had not been done to his satisfaction → Le travail ne lui avait pas donné satisfaction.
to get satisfaction from sb → obtenir satisfaction auprès de qn

satisfaction

n
(= act) (of person, needs, creditors, curiosity etc) → Befriedigung f; (of debt)Begleichung f, → Tilgung f; (of employer etc)Zufriedenstellung f; (of ambition)Verwirklichung f; (of conditions, contract)Erfüllung f
Zufriedenheit f(at mit); the satisfaction at or of having solved a difficult problemdie Genugtuung or das befriedigende Gefühl, ein schwieriges Problem gelöst zu haben; to feel a sense of satisfaction at somethingGenugtuung über etw (acc)empfinden; at least you have the satisfaction of seeing him paySie haben wenigstens die Genugtuung, dass er zahlen muss; she would not give him the satisfaction of seeing how annoyed she wassie wollte ihm nicht die Genugtuung geben, ihren Ärger zu sehen; he did it just for the satisfaction of seeing her sufferer tat es nur, um sie leiden zu sehen; we hope the meal was to your complete satisfactionwir hoffen, Sie waren mit dem Essen zufrieden or das Essen ist zu Ihrer vollen Zufriedenheit ausgefallen (form); has it been done to your satisfaction?sind Sie damit zufrieden?, ist es zu Ihrer Zufriedenheit erledigt worden? (form); if anything in the hotel is not to your satisfactionsollte irgendetwas im Hotel nicht zu Ihrer Zufriedenheit sein; our aim, your satisfactionbei uns ist der Kunde König; the machine is guaranteed to give complete satisfactionwir garantieren mit diesem Gerät vollste Zufriedenheit; it gives me much satisfaction to introduce …es ist mir eine besondere Freude, … vorstellen zu können; to get satisfaction out of somethingBefriedigung in etw (dat)finden; (= find pleasure)Freude fan etw (dat)haben; I can’t get any satisfactionich bin unbefriedigt; he gets satisfaction out of his jobseine Arbeit befriedigt ihn; I get a lot of satisfaction out of listening to musicMusik gibt mir viel; what satisfaction do you get out of climbing mountains?was gibt Ihnen das Bergsteigen?; he proved to my satisfaction that …er hat überzeugend bewiesen, dass …; he has shown to the examiners’ satisfaction that …der Prüfungsausschuss hat befunden, dass er …; she has shown to the court’s satisfaction that …sie hat dem Gericht überzeugend dargelegt, dass …
(= satisfying thing) your son’s success must be a great satisfaction to youder Erfolg Ihres Sohnes muss für Sie sehr befriedigend or eine große Freude sein; one of her greatest satisfactions comes from her work with childreneines der Dinge, die sie am meisten befriedigt, ist ihre Arbeit mit Kindern; it is no satisfaction to me to know that …es ist kein Trost (für mich) zu wissen, dass …; what satisfaction is that supposed to be!das ist ein schwacher Trost
(= redress)Genugtuung f, → Satisfaktion f (old); to demand/obtain satisfaction from somebodyGenugtuung or Satisfaktion (old)von jdm verlangen/erhalten; to give somebody satisfactionjdm Genugtuung or Satisfaktion (old)geben

satisfaction

[ˌsætɪsˈfækʃn] n (gen) → soddisfazione f; (of ambitions, hopes) → realizzazione f
has it been done to your satisfaction? → ne è rimasto soddisfatto?
it gives me great satisfaction to learn that ... → è con immenso piacere che apprendo che...

satisfy

(ˈsӕtisfai) verb
1. to give (a person) enough of what is wanted or needed to take away hunger, curiosity etc. The apple didn't satisfy my hunger; I told him enough to satisfy his curiosity.
2. to please. She is very difficult to satisfy.
ˌsatisˈfaction (-ˈfӕkʃən) noun
1. the act of satisfying or state of being satisfied. the satisfaction of desires.
2. pleasure or contentment. Your success gives me great satisfaction.
ˌsatisˈfactory (-ˈfӕktəri) adjective
(negative unsatisfactory) giving satisfaction; good enough to satisfy. Your work is not satisfactory; The condition of the sick man is satisfactory.
ˌsatisˈfactorily (-ˈfӕktə-) adverb
ˈsatisfied adjective
(sometimes with with) pleased. I'm satisfied with his progress; a satisfied customer.
ˈsatisfying adjective
pleasing. The story had a satisfying ending.

satisfaction

إِشْباع spokojenost tilfredsstillelse Befriedigung ικανοποίηση satisfacción tyydytys satisfaction zadovoljstvo soddisfazione 満足 만족 tevredenheid tilfredsstillelse satysfakcja satisfação удовлетворение tillfredsställelse ความพอใจ tatmin sự hài lòng 满意度
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No gentleman were admitted, so Jo played male parts to her heart's content and took immense satisfaction in a pair of russet leather boots given her by a friend, who knew a lady who knew an actor.
Professor Bumper announced that he would see to it that the man's family did not want, and this seemed to give general satisfaction, especially to a brother who was with the party.
Presently, as I looked with satisfaction about our comfortable sitting-room, it flashed upon me that if Mr.
She liked money as well as most women, and, accepted it with no little satisfaction.
It was a proud occasion for the widow, and she promised herself high satisfaction in showing off her fine foreign birds before her neighbors and friends--simple folk who had hardly ever seen a foreigner of any kind, and never one of any distinction or style.
She had great satisfaction in replying that she was going into Devonshire.
It was needless for him to ask that, for it was pleasant to him to feel them in his palm, and look at their bright faces, which were all his own: it was another element of life, like the weaving and the satisfaction of hunger, subsisting quite aloof from the life of belief and love from which he had been cut off.
Even then it will recover, and you will go on being a murderer, making for yourself day by day a murderer's face, without the satisfaction of having really murdered.
If the gallant be unable to pay him, he is committed to prison, and continues there during the husband's pleasure, who, if he sets him at liberty before the whole fine be paid, obliges him to take an oath that he is going to procure the rest, that he may be able to make full satisfaction.
So, without giving notice of his intention to anyone, and without anybody seeing him, one morning before the dawning of the day (which was one of the hottest of the month of July) he donned his suit of armour, mounted Rocinante with his patched-up helmet on, braced his buckler, took his lance, and by the back door of the yard sallied forth upon the plain in the highest contentment and satisfaction at seeing with what ease he had made a beginning with his grand purpose.
His satisfaction would have been complete had the Rangoon been forced to retreat before the violence of wind and waves.
Mousqueton had a magnificent livery, and enjoyed the satisfaction of which he had been ambitious all his life--that of standing behind a gilded carriage.