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English noun: satisfaction

1. satisfaction (feeling) the contentment one feels when one has fulfilled a desire, need, or expectation

SamplesThe chef tasted the sauce with great satisfaction.

Broader (hypernym)contentment

Narrower (hyponym)complacence, complacency, fulfillment, fulfilment, glee, gloat, gloating, pride, self-complacency, self-satisfaction


2. satisfaction (state) state of being gratified or satisfied

SamplesDull repetitious work gives no gratification.
To my immense gratification he arrived on time.


Broader (hypernym)emotional state, spirit

Narrower (hyponym)comfort, quality of life

3. satisfaction (possession) compensation for a wrong

SamplesWe were unable to get satisfaction from the local store.

Synonymsatonement, expiation

Broader (hypernym)amends, damages, indemnification, indemnity, redress, restitution

4. satisfaction (possession) (law) the payment of a debt or fulfillment of an obligation

SamplesThe full and final satisfaction of the claim.

Broader (hypernym)payment

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

5. satisfaction (act) act of fulfilling a desire or need or appetite

SamplesThe satisfaction of their demand for better services.

Broader (hypernym)change

Narrower (hyponym)gratification

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