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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


Antonymsdissatisfaction

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


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


Synonymsgratification


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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