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Pronunciation:  `satis'fakshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  act of fulfilling a desire or need or appetite; "the satisfaction of their demand for better services"
  2. [n]  the contentment you feel when you have done something right; "the chef tasted the sauce with great satisfaction"
  3. [n]  compensation for a wrong; "we were unable to get satisfaction from the local store"
  4. [n]  state of being gratified; great satisfaction; "dull repetitious work gives no gratification"; "to my immense gratification he arrived on time"

SATISFACTION is a 12 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: atonement, expiation, gratification
 Antonyms: dissatisfaction
 See Also: amends, complacence, complacency, contentment, damages, emotional state, fulfillment, fulfillment, fulfilment, fulfilment, glee, gloat, gloating, gratification, indemnification, indemnity, pride, quality of life, redress, restitution, self-complacency, self-satisfaction, spirit



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Sat`is*fac"tion\, n. [OE. satisfaccioun, F.
satisfaction, fr. L. satisfactio, fr. satisfacere to satisfy.
See {Satisfy}.]
1. The act of satisfying, or the state of being satisfied;
   gratification of desire; contentment in possession and
   enjoyment; repose of mind resulting from compliance with
   its desires or demands.

         The mind having a power to suspend the execution and
         satisfaction of any of its desires.   --Locke.

2. Settlement of a claim, due, or demand; payment;
   indemnification; adequate compensation.

         We shall make full satisfaction.      --Shak.

3. That which satisfies or gratifies; atonement.

         Die he, or justice must; unless for him Some other,
         able, and as willing, pay The rigid satisfaction,
         death for death.                      --Milton.

Syn: Contentment; content; gratification; pleasure;
     recompense; compensation; amends; remuneration;
     indemnification; atonement.