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Language tip of the week: feeling satisfied

Liz Potter
Written by Liz Potter

This week’s tip looks at adjectives that mean feeling 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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