1. 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.
The mind having a power to suspend the execution and satisfaction of any of its desires. --Locke.
2. Settlement of a claim, due, or demand; payment; indemnification; adequate compensation.
We shall make full satisfaction. --Shak.
3. That which satisfies or gratifies; atonement.
Die he, or justice must; unless for him
Some other, able, and as willing, pay
The rigid satisfaction, death for death. --Milton.
Syn: -- Contentment; content; gratification; pleasure; recompense; compensation; amends; remuneration; indemnification; atonement.
n 1: the contentment you feel when you have done something right;
"the chef tasted the sauce with great satisfaction"
2: state of being gratified; great satisfaction; "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: act of fulfilling a desire or need or appetite; "the
satisfaction of their demand for better services"