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English definition of “satisfaction”

satisfaction

noun     /ˌsæt.ɪsˈfæk.ʃən/ US  /ˌsæt̬-/
B2 [C or U] a pleasant feeling that you get when you receive something you wanted , or when you have done something you wanted to do: She looked at the finished painting with satisfaction. She derived / obtained great satisfaction from/out of helping other people . For me, job satisfaction is more important than the money . She had the satisfaction of know ing that she'd done everything she could.Satisfied and complacentShowing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assurance [U] formal a way of dealing with a complaint or problem that makes the person who complained feel happy : You've sold me a faulty product and I demand satisfaction (= you must return my money or give me a new product ).Satisfied and complacentShowing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assurance [U] the act of fulfilling (= achieving ) a need or wish : the satisfaction of one's sexual desires Satisfied and complacentShowing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assurance to sb's satisfaction C2 in a way that a particular person can believe or accept : The boy explained to the satisfaction of the court why he had lied .Suitable and acceptableQuite good, or not very good C2 in a way that a particular person feels pleased or satisfied with: He won't get paid until he completes the job to my satisfaction.Satisfied and complacentShowing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assurance
(Definition of satisfaction noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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