satisfaction Definition

  • 1the feeling of pleasure or contentment that comes from achieving or fulfilling a desire, need, or expectation
  • 2the act of fulfilling a need or desire

Using satisfaction: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "satisfaction" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I derive great satisfaction from my work.

  • Example

    The company aims to ensure customer satisfaction.

  • Example

    She expressed satisfaction with the results of the project.

  • Example

    The meal was delicious and provided complete satisfaction.

satisfaction Synonyms and Antonyms

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Antonyms for satisfaction

Idioms Using satisfaction

  • to the extent that one is pleased or contented


    The repairs were completed to our satisfaction, and we were able to move back into our home.

  • to feel pleased or proud about something


    He takes great satisfaction in his children's accomplishments.

  • a humorous twist on the phrase 'satisfaction guaranteed,' implying that dissatisfaction is likely or inevitable


    The restaurant's slogan is 'dissatisfaction guaranteed,' poking fun at the idea that it's impossible to please everyone.

Phrases with satisfaction

  • the level of contentment an individual feels regarding their job and career


    She has high job satisfaction because she enjoys her work and feels valued by her employer.

  • the degree to which a product or service meets or exceeds customer expectations


    The company's focus on customer satisfaction has led to increased loyalty and repeat business.

  • the degree to which a person is fulfilled sexually, often in the context of a relationship


    Open communication and mutual respect are key to achieving sexual satisfaction in a relationship.

Origins of satisfaction

from Old French 'satisfaire', meaning 'to satisfy'


Summary: satisfaction in Brief

The term 'satisfaction' [sætɪsˈfækʃən] refers to the feeling of pleasure or contentment that comes from fulfilling a desire or expectation. It can be applied to various contexts, such as job satisfaction, customer satisfaction, and sexual satisfaction. The phrase 'to one's satisfaction' implies being pleased or contented, while 'take satisfaction in something' means feeling proud or pleased about something.

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