Language tip of the week: feeling satisfied

Posted by on February 15, 2017

Learn English with Macmillan DictionaryIn this weekly post, we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners. In this series of language tips to accompany the Real Vocabulary theme we look at how you can expand your vocabulary in English by using different words and expressions instead of core vocabulary items.

This set of language tips will explore the words and phrases we use to talk about feelings. This week’s tip looks at adjectives that mean feeling satisfied:

satisfied:
As a satisfied customer, needless to say I shall be recommending you to my friends. ♦ The President declared herself satisfied with the progress of the talks. ♦ Some people are never satisfied!

happy satisfied that something is good or right, and therefore not worried about it:
Are you happy with the arrangement? ♦ I’m not very happy about the children being out so late.Happy that everything was under control, we left.
pleased happy and satisfied with the way something has happened or turned out
:
The work took a long time but I’m very pleased with the results
. ♦ I’m really pleased about your new job. ♦ We were very pleased to hear of your engagement.
content happy and satisfied with your life or with a situation, and not wanting to change it:
She is quite content to live on her own. ♦ He seems content with a fairly minor role.
contented happy and satisfied with your life:
I can’t imagine a more contented couple.
fulfilled happy and satisfied because you are doing something important or using your abilities:
She is quite obviously neither emotionally nor intellectually fulfilled by her job.

Did you know that Macmillan Dictionary includes a full thesaurus? This page lists more ways to talk about ‘feeling happy and satisfied‘.

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