AskDefine | Define satisfaction

Dictionary Definition



1 the contentment you feel when you have done something right; "the chef tasted the sauce with great satisfaction" [ant: dissatisfaction]
2 state of being gratified; great satisfaction; "dull repetitious work gives no gratification"; "to my immense gratification he arrived on time" [syn: gratification]
3 compensation for a wrong; "we were unable to get satisfaction from the local store" [syn: atonement, expiation]
4 act of fulfilling a desire or need or appetite; "the satisfaction of their demand for better services"

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. fulfillment of a need or desire.
  2. the pleasure obtained by such fulfillment.
  3. the source of such gratification.
  4. reparation for an injury or loss.
  5. vindication for a wrong suffered.


fulfillment of a need or desire
the pleasure obtained by such fulfillment
the source of such gratification
reparation for an injury or loss
  • Finnish: hyvitys
vindication for a wrong suffered
  • Finnish: hyvitys, helpotus

Extensive Definition

Satisfaction may refer to:
satisfaction in German: Satisfaction
satisfaction in Spanish: Satisfacción
satisfaction in French: Satisfaction (homonymie)
satisfaction in Dutch: Satisfaction
satisfaction in Polish: Satisfaction
satisfaction in Russian: Сатисфакция

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

acceptance, accordance, acquitment, acquittal, acquittance, adequacy, adequate supply, adequateness, adherence, affair of honor, amends, amortization, amortizement, amusement, animal pleasure, atonement, balancing, bare minimum, bare sufficiency, bellyful, binder, blood money, bodily pleasure, care, carnal delight, carrying out, cash, cash payment, clearance, comfort, commutation, compensation, competence, competency, compliance, composition, composure, compromise, conformance, conformity, consideration, content, contentedness, contentment, correction, counteraction, counterbalancing, coziness, creature comforts, damages, debt service, defrayal, defrayment, delight, deposit, disbursal, discharge, doling out, down payment, duel, earnest, earnest money, ease, endpleasure, engorgement, enjoyment, enough, entertainment, entire satisfaction, euphoria, exact measure, execution, expiation, expiatory offering, fill, fixing, forepleasure, fruition, fulfillment, fullness, fun, glut, gratification, great satisfaction, guerdon, gusto, happiness, hearty enjoyment, heed, heeding, hire purchase, hire purchase plan, honorarium, indemnification, indemnity, installment, installment plan, intellectual pleasure, interest payment, joie de vivre, joy, just enough, keen pleasure, keeping, kicks, lex talionis, liquidation, luxury, making amends, making good, making right, making up, meed, mending, minimum, monomachy, monthly payments, more than enough, never-never, observance, observation, offsetting, overhaul, overhauling, paying, paying back, paying off, paying out, paying up, payment, payment in kind, payoff, peace of mind, peace offering, performance, physical pleasure, piaculum, pleasure, practice, prepayment, price, propitiation, quarterly payments, quiet pleasure, quittance, reclamation, recompense, reconcilement, reconciliation, rectification, redemption, redress, refund, regular payments, reimbursement, relish, remedy, remittance, remuneration, repair, repairing, reparation, repayment, repletion, requital, requitement, resignation, respect, restitution, retaliation, retirement, retribution, return, revenge, reward, right amount, salvage, satiation, satiety, satisfactoriness, satisfactory amount, saturatedness, saturation, saturation point, self-gratification, self-indulgence, sensual pleasure, sensuous pleasure, settlement, sexual pleasure, single combat, sinking-fund payment, skinful, smart money, snootful, solatium, spot cash, squaring, substitution, sufficiency, sufficientness, supersaturation, surfeit, sweetness of life, titillation, troubleshooting, vindication, voluptuousness, weekly payments, well-being, wergild, zest
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