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English definition of “satisfaction”

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.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 desiresSatisfied 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
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