Definition of satori in English:



  • Sudden enlightenment.

    ‘the road that leads to satori’
    • ‘The character is, no doubt, experiencing some form of satori.’
    • ‘It's the usual grab bag of danger that one accepts in exchange for high-alpine solitude, and maybe even satori.’
    • ‘Too often, academic writing seems like a kind of anti-Zen, geared not to promoting any flash of insight-giving satori.’
    • ‘Would it require a sort of expanded awareness, like the way you feel after satori?’
    • ‘The doctrine of satori calls for the follower to annihilate self to reach the higher state so as to liberate oneself from the habitual way of life.’
    hunch, feeling, feeling in one's bones, gut feeling, funny feeling, inkling, sneaking suspicion, suspicion, impression



/səˈtôrē/ /səˈtɔri/


Japanese, literally ‘awakening’.