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satisfaction

[ sat-is-fak-shuhn ]SEE DEFINITION OF satisfaction

Synonyms for satisfaction

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Antonyms for satisfaction

  • depression
  • disappointment
  • displeasure
  • dissatisfaction
  • failure
  • gloom
  • hurt
  • injury
  • melancholy
  • misery
  • pain
  • sadness
  • sorrow
  • trouble
  • unhappiness
  • woe
  • indecision
  • penalty
  • discontent
  • need
  • want
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SATISFACTION

"I've got something to do pretty quick," thought Robert, with satisfaction.

Still, the thought of the gold in his pockets afforded some satisfaction.

Yet it is a satisfaction to do what I can to let you know the position in which I stand.

This was responded to by a roar of satisfaction from the crowd below.

The charter-party has been carried out entirely to my satisfaction.

The marketman handed Robert ninety cents, which he pocketed with satisfaction.

"You had some satisfaction out of it, at any rate," laughed Viviette.

He could not refrain from showing his satisfaction with Evelyn.

Her pity for Beatrice gave her a secret pleasure and satisfaction.

We had the satisfaction to know that at least there were people below.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "performance of an act set forth by a priest or other Church authority to atone for sin," from Old French satisfaction (12c.), from Latin satisfactionem (nominative satisfactio) "a satisfying of a creditor," noun of action from past participle stem of satisfacere (see satisfy). Senses of "contentment, appeasement" and "action of gratifying" first recorded late 14c.; the former not common before 16c.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SATISFACTION

amends

nouncompensation
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