satisfaction Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “satisfaction” - English Dictionary

"satisfaction" in American English

See all translations

satisfactionnoun [C/U]

us   /ˌsæt̬·əsˈfæk·ʃən/
the pleasant feeling you get when you receive something you wanted, or when you have done or are doing something you wanted to do: [U] She looked at the finished painting with satisfaction. [U] He had the satisfaction of knowing he had done the right thing. [U] The job had to be done to our satisfaction (= to a standard that we approved).
Satisfaction is also the condition of having a desire or need fulfilled.
(Definition of satisfaction from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"satisfaction" in British English

See all translations

satisfactionnoun

uk   /ˌsæt.ɪsˈfæk.ʃən/ us   /ˌsæt̬.ɪsˈfæk.ʃən/
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 defective 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 desires
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.
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.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

(Definition of satisfaction from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"satisfaction" in Business English

See all translations

satisfactionnoun [U]

uk   /ˌsætɪsˈfækʃən/ us  
a pleasant feeling that you get when you receive something you wanted, or when you have done something you wanted to do: have the satisfaction of (doing) sth In our job, we have the satisfaction of knowing we are making a difference. What career values are central to an individual's career satisfaction? client/consumer/employee satisfaction
a situation in which your complaint or problem is dealt with in a way you consider acceptable: You've sold me a faulty product, and I demand satisfaction.
to the satisfaction of sb also to sb's satisfaction
if something is done to someone's satisfaction, they are happy with the result: Was the work successfully completed to the client's satisfaction?
(Definition of satisfaction from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of satisfaction?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“satisfaction” in Business English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

environment

the air, water, and land in or on which people, animals, and plants live

Word of the Day

decision fatigue noun
decision fatigue noun
May 30, 2016
a decreased ability to make decisions as a result of having too many decisions to make Our brains have a finite number of decisions they can make before they get depleted and become less discerning – so this is called decision fatigue.

Read More