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satisfaction

noun uk   /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 knowing that she'd done everything she could. [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). [U] the act of fulfilling (= achieving) a need or wish: the satisfaction of one's sexual desiresto 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. 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.
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