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noun     satisfaction pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the feeling of pleasure that you get when you achieve or obtain something that you want
    satisfaction from:

    I get a lot of satisfaction from working in the garden.

    satisfaction with:

    He expressed satisfaction with the results.

    have/get the satisfaction of doing something:

    At least we had the satisfaction of knowing we had done our best.

    with satisfaction:

    ‘Joan is getting married,’ she announced with satisfaction.

    customer/voter/employee etc satisfaction:

    Friendly service and low prices all contribute to customer satisfaction.

    1. a.
      [countable] something that gives you this feeling of pleasure

      Being a parent is one of the great satisfactions in life.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] formal the action of providing something that someone wants or needs
    satisfaction of:

    Our main priority is the satisfaction of people’s immediate health needs.

    1. a.
      legal the action of doing something that is legally necessary
  3. 3
    [uncountable] formal a satisfactory reply to a complaint, or a satisfactory solution to a problem

    We got no satisfaction from customer services, so we wrote to head office.

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