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sat·is·fac·tion

satisfaction

 
 
pronunciation:
sae tihs faek shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a pleasant feeling that comes from completing something and doing it well.
Building the model airplane gave me great satisfaction.
synonyms:
pleasure
antonyms:
disappointment, dissatisfaction
similar words:
enjoyment, pride
definition 2: the act of satisfying.
When I work, satisfaction is my goal.
antonyms:
disappointment, dissatisfaction
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The word satisfaction contains the following parts:
fac, fic, fec, fact, fect Latin root that means make, do
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This root is also the origin of the suffixes "-fy, -ify, -efy" and "-ification, -efaction".
sati, satis Latin root that means enough; full
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-faction, -ification, -efaction Latin noun-forming suffix that means act or process of making or becoming
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The suffix -ification , -efaction forms nouns from verbs ending in -ify, -efy, -fy. It is a compound of fac, fic, fec, fact, fect + -ion. The -fy and -efy forms become -efaction (stupefy, stupefaction); -ify becomes -ification (magnify, magnification).
-ion Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ion attaches to bases that are Latin verb stems ending in s or t.