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adjective satisfied pronunciation in British English /ˈsætɪsfaɪd/
  1. 1
    pleased with what has happened or with what you have achieved

    Honestly, some people are never satisfied!

    a satisfied customer

    satisfied with:

    The President declared himself satisfied with the progress of the talks.

    1. a.
      used about peoples actions and behaviour

      She gave a satisfied smile.

  2. 2
    if you are satisfied that something is true or correct, you do not need any more proof
    satisfied (that):

    I am satisfied that they are doing all they can.


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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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