from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The fulfillment or gratification of a desire, need, or appetite.
- n. Pleasure or contentment derived from such gratification.
- n. A source or means of gratification.
- n. Compensation for injury or loss; reparation.
- n. The opportunity to avenge a wrong; vindication.
- n. Assurance beyond doubt or question; complete conviction.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A fulfillment of a need or desire.
- n. The pleasure obtained by such fulfillment.
- n. The source of such gratification.
- n. A reparation for an injury or loss.
- n. A vindication for a wrong suffered.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of satisfying, or the state of being satisfied; gratification of desire; contentment in possession and enjoyment; repose of mind resulting from compliance with its desires or demands.
- n. Settlement of a claim, due, or demand; payment; indemnification; adequate compensation.
- n. That which satisfies or gratifies; atonement.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of satisfying, or of fully supplying or gratifying wants or wishes; full compliance with demands; fulfilment of conditions.
- n. In theology, the doctrine of satisfaction is the doctrine that the sufferings and death of Christ satisfied the requirements of God's justice, and thus prepared the way for the forgiveness of sins. The word does not occur in this sense in the Scriptures.
- n. Extinguishment of an obligation or claim by payment, or by surrender or concession of something accepted as equivalent to payment; quittance.
- n. Compensation; reparation; atonement.
- n. The state of being satisfied; a gratified or contented feeling or state of mind; tranquillity resulting from gratified desire; content; gratification.
- n. Means or opportunity of repairing a supposed wrong done to one's honor, as by duel, or, in place of it, by apology and reparation; the acceptance by the aggressor of a challenge to single combat with the aggrieved person, or the hostile meeting which ensues.
- n. Eccles., part of the sacrament of penance. See penance.
- n. Synonyms Atonement, Expiation, etc. See propitiation.
- n. 2 and Recompense, amends, remuneration, requital, payment.
- n. Contentment, etc. (see contentment); pleasure, enjoyment.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. act of fulfilling a desire or need or appetite
- n. compensation for a wrong
- n. the contentment one feels when one has fulfilled a desire, need, or expectation
- n. state of being gratified or satisfied
- n. (law) the payment of a debt or fulfillment of an obligation
Now and then the writers transfer the term satisfaction from the rite itself or spectacle, to signify true mortification.
As if the only way to satisfaction is to usher in a redeemer of sort who can save them.
Part of the satisfaction is the meat we get to enjoy, and part the memory of the hunt.
Long-term satisfaction is not the same as short-term attraction.
The words are always in flux (I can never remember them), but the satisfaction is always the same. posted by Slimbolala link
In other words, when bodies are produced and consumed as objects, both in life and in language, the satisfaction is akin to that of mastery, of knowing the other, of celebrating spatial dominance over temporal exchange.
Sir Ch. It is owing to my having some spirit, that I can, fearless of consequences, refuse what you call satisfaction to Sir Hargrave, and yet be fearless of insult upon my refusal.
A feeling which we call satisfaction results when the changes in the viscera and tissues are readjusted or on the way to readjustment.
The recent economic times have changed things - most universities are now realizing that student "satisfaction" is critical, but only because their cash flow is now so significantly dependent on undergrad tuition - most of the other sources are diminishing.
Let's use as an example the way 'satisfaction' is often measured.