Definition of satisfying in English:



  • Giving fulfilment or the pleasure associated with this.

    ‘these are very satisfying books’
    • ‘Yet somehow the film's many parts never manage to cohere into a satisfying whole.’
    • ‘The key to a successful revenge film is a viscerally satisfying ending.’
    • ‘Perhaps that's why putting this issue together was such a deeply satisfying labor of love.’
    • ‘The resulting education is intense, engaged, and immensely satisfying and enjoyable.’
    • ‘Tomorrow we're heading to the Tate Modern, which is always a far more satisfying experience.’
    • ‘Being artsy, it appears, takes precedence over being satisfying.’
    • ‘Save a few false notes and overlong lyrical passages, he has produced a wholly satisfying novel.’
    • ‘Volunteering and helping people in need can be both satisfying and fulfilling.’
    • ‘The film is able to capture the essence of the story, but cannot find the subtle nuances that made the book such a satisfying read.’
    • ‘Raw food is much more nutritious than cooked food, and is more satisfying in smaller quantities.’
    • ‘What was most satisfying was the back and forth with the audience after the screenings.’
    • ‘Setting up you own business can be very satisfying and fulfilling, but it can be very lonely and isolating and is very hard work.’
    • ‘Rich, elegant, fragrant and mystical, it provides a most satisfying dining experience.’
    • ‘The parade of cardboard characters with implausible motives makes for a less than satisfying read.’
    • ‘For those who like to ponder weighty questions, this portion of the book will be an intellectually satisfying read.’
    • ‘To try to single out a recent painting as being particularly satisfying is difficult.’
    • ‘Fluffy, creamy and brimming with shrimp flavour, it's one of those satisfying crowd-pleasers.’
    • ‘Ward knelt and flicked the latches on his guitar case with two satisfying clicks.’
    • ‘Some surprising but immensely satisfying articles reflect Engel's reach.’
    • ‘What emerges most of all from this thoroughly satisfying book, however, is the tragedy of our own ignorance about early American responses to the landscape.’
    fulfilling, rewarding, gratifying, pleasing, enjoyable, pleasurable, to one's liking
    satisfactory, reasonable, acceptable
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