- 1Fulfilment of one’s wishes, expectations, or needs, or the pleasure derived from this: I looked round with satisfaction managing directors seeking greater job satisfactionMore example sentences
contentment, contentedness, content, pleasure, gratification, fulfilment, happiness, sense of well-being, pride, sense of achievement, delight, joy, enjoyment, relish, triumph; self-satisfaction, smugness, complacency• archaic self-contentfulfilment, gratification; appeasement, assuagement
- Whatever pleasures or satisfactions can be found are highly dependent on things being exactly the way they are desired.
- And the plot amply delivers the expected satisfactions of an intricate puzzle adroitly solved.
- The winter equinox brings with it many small satisfactions as you review your achievements over the last six months, and plan ahead for the coming spring and summer.
- 2 Law The payment of a debt or fulfilment of an obligation or claim: in full and final satisfaction of the claimMore example sentences
- There is nothing in writing from either party that the cheque was to be accepted as payment in full satisfaction of the plaintiffs' accounts.
- It provided for a lump sum payment by the Husband to the Wife, in satisfaction of all claims which the Wife might have against the Husband.
- The judgment debt is no longer recoverable by the various processes normally available for satisfaction of judgment debts.
- 2.1 [with negative] What is felt to be owed or due to one, especially in reparation of an injustice or wrong: the work will come to a halt if the electricity and telephone people don’t get satisfactionMore example sentences
- And if you don't get satisfaction there, then there probably is a consumer affairs office at your attorney general.
- Candidates can adopt a few simple guidelines to ensure that they get satisfaction when dealing with recruitment agencies.
- If you don't get satisfaction from state agencies, hire an independent insurance adjuster.
to one's satisfaction
- So that one is satisfied: some amendments were made, not entirely to his satisfactionMore example sentences
- And if things are not to your satisfaction, they try to work with you to find a satisfactory solution.
- The police have said that he's answered all questions to their satisfaction.
- He could not explain it to my satisfaction and it was totally unacceptable.
Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin satisfactio(n-), from satisfacere 'satisfy, content' (see satisfy). The earliest recorded use referred to the last part of religious penance after ‘contrition’ and ‘confession’: this involved fulfilment of the observance required by the confessor, in contrast with the current meaning 'fulfilment of one's own expectations'.