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satisfaction

noun
     
sat‧is‧fac‧tion S3 W3
1 [uncountable and countable] a feeling of happiness or pleasure because you have achieved something or got what you wanted [≠ dissatisfaction]COLLOCATIONS COLLOCATIONS
great/deep/real satisfaction personal satisfaction sense/feeling of satisfaction smile/sigh/look of satisfaction with/in satisfaction a source of satisfaction (=something that makes you satisfied) get/gain/derive satisfaction from something have the satisfaction of doing something express satisfaction (with/at something) give somebody the satisfaction of doing something job satisfaction (=enjoyment of your job) grim satisfaction (=when you have achieved or got something but do not really feel happy about it)
She got great satisfaction from helping people to learn.
a task which offered him little personal satisfaction
Do you feel a sense of satisfaction at the end of the working day?
He allowed himself a little smile of satisfaction.
'I've passed all my exams', he announced with satisfaction.
Care-giving can be a source of enormous satisfaction.
The survey found that men got greater satisfaction from caring for their families than they did from work.
At least he had the satisfaction of knowing that he was right.
Finance officials expressed satisfaction with the recovery of the dollar.
I didn't want to give him the satisfaction of seeing how upset I was.
people who enjoy reasonably high job satisfaction
2

to somebody's/something's satisfaction

if something is done to someone's satisfaction, it is done as well or as completely as they want, so they are pleased:
The question could not be resolved, at least not to my satisfaction.
3 [uncountable] when you get money or an apology from someone who has treated you badly or unfairly:
I got no satisfaction from the customer complaints department.
4 [uncountable] formal when someone gets something that they want, need, or have demanded
satisfaction of
the satisfaction of basic human needs
sexual satisfaction

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