satisfaction (n.)

  1. the contentment one feels when one has fulfilled a desire, need, or expectation; the chef tasted the sauce with great satisfaction'

  2. state of being gratified or satisfied; 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. (law) the payment of a debt or fulfillment of an obligation; the full and final satisfaction of the claim'

  5. act of fulfilling a desire or need or appetite; the satisfaction of their demand for better services'

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