[syn: comforting, cheering, satisfying]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Satisfy \Sat"is*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Satisfied; p. pr. &
vb. n. Satisfying.] [OF. satisfier; L. satis enough +
-ficare (in comp.) to make; cf. F. satisfaire, L.
satisfacere. See Sad, a., and Fact.]
1. In general, to fill up the measure of a want of (a person
or a thing); hence, to grafity fully the desire of; to
make content; to supply to the full, or so far as to give
contentment with what is wished for.
Death shall . . . with us two
Be forced to satisfy his ravenous maw. --Milton.
2. To pay to the extent of claims or deserts; to give what is
due to; as, to satisfy a creditor.
3. To answer or discharge, as a claim, debt, legal demand, or
the like; to give compensation for; to pay off; to
requite; as, to satisfy a claim or an execution.
4. To free from doubt, suspense, or uncertainty; to give
assurance to; to set at rest the mind of; to convince; as,
to satisfy one's self by inquiry.
The standing evidences of the truth of the gospel
are in themselves most firm, solid, and satisfying.
Syn: To satiate; sate; content; grafity; compensate. See
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: providing abundant nourishment; "a hearty meal"; "good
solid food"; "ate a substantial breakfast"; "four square
meals a day" [syn: hearty, satisfying, solid,
2: providing freedom from worry [syn: comforting, cheering,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
87 Moby Thesaurus words for "satisfying":
absolute, adequate, affable, agreeable, amiable, amicable, ample,
assuring, authoritative, blissful, cheerful, cloying, cloysome,
cogent, comforting, commensurate, compatible, compensating,
compensative, compensatory, complaisant, conclusive, congenial,
convictional, convincing, cordial, decisive, desirable,
determinative, dulcet, en rapport, enjoyable, equal to, fair,
fair and pleasant, felicific, felicitous, filling, fine,
fulfilling, genial, good, goodly, gracious, grateful, gratifying,
harmonious, heart-warming, honeyed, impressive, jading, likable,
lucrative, mellifluous, mellow, moneymaking, nice, overfilling,
pacifying, paying, persuasive, pleasant, pleasing, pleasurable,
pleasure-giving, pleasureful, profitable, proportionable,
proportionate, remunerative, reparative, repaying, retributive,
retributory, rewardful, rewarding, satiating, sating, satisfactory,
solid, sound, sufficient, sufficing, surfeiting, sweet, telling,