Satisfaction vs Comfort - What's the difference?

satisfaction | comfort |

As nouns the difference between satisfaction and comfort

is that satisfaction is a fulfillment of a need or desire while comfort is contentment, ease.

As a verb comfort is

(transitive): to relieve distress or suffering; to provide comfort to.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en noun)
  • A fulfillment of a need or desire.
  • :
  • The pleasure obtained by such fulfillment.
  • *(Henry David Thoreau) (1817-1862)
  • *:This life is not for complaint, but for satisfaction .
  • *
  • *:Selwyn, sitting up rumpled and cross-legged on the floor, after having boloed Drina to everybody's exquisite satisfaction , looked around at the sudden rustle of skirts to catch a glimpse of a vanishing figure—a glimmer of ruddy hair and the white curve of a youthful face, half-buried in a muff.
  • The source of such gratification.
  • A reparation for an injury or loss.
  • A vindication for a wrong suffered.
  • comfort



    (en noun)
  • Contentment, ease.
  • Sleep in comfort with our new mattress.
  • Something that offers comfort.
  • the comforts of home
  • A consolation; something relieving suffering or worry.
  • We still have the spare tire? That's a comfort at least.
  • A cause of relief or satisfaction.
  • The outcome of the peace negotiations in Moscow in 1940 was a heavy blow to the young nation, but in the same time a great comfort : at least the independency was preserved.




    * austerity


    (en verb)
  • To relieve the distress or suffering of; to provide comfort to.
  • Rob comforted Aaron because he was lost and very sad.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • Light excelleth in comforting the spirits of men.
  • To make comfortable. (rfex)
  • (obsolete) To make strong; to invigorate; to fortify; to corroborate.
  • (Wyclif)
  • * Hooker
  • God's own testimony doth not a little comfort and confirm the same.
  • (obsolete) To assist or help; to aid.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I cannot help the noble chevalier: / God comfort him in this necessity!


    * besoothe

    Derived terms

    * cold comfort * comfort woman * comfortable * comforter * comforting * discomfort * letter of comfort ----