- not satisfied or pleased; discontented.
- showing dissatisfaction: a dissatisfied look.
Origin of dissatisfied
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displeased, unhappy, disgruntled.
- to cause to be displeased, especially by failing to provide something expected or desired.
Origin of dissatisfy
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Examples from the Web for dissatisfied
Dissatisfied within their respective lives, their shared goal is the search for meaning, in anything.In a New Novel, Apathetic Teenagers Usher in the Apocalypse
June 9, 2014
Meanwhile on the streets, dissatisfied Nigerians are hoisting signs reading, “Please Find Our Daughters” and “Can Anyone Hear Me?”A Hashtag May Help Rescue Jihadi-Enslaved Nigerian Schoolgirls
May 6, 2014
I found it satisfying too, but I was dissatisfied that I was satisfied.How I Write: Tracy Chevalier
November 13, 2013
And public opinion is not where it was in the dissatisfied days of 2010.
The GOP leadership is already losing control of its restless, dissatisfied caucus.
Auntie, dear, the trip has made me more restless and dissatisfied than ever.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
A lieutenant wrote to him to say that he was dissatisfied with his captain.
Nelson was dissatisfied with himself, and therefore weary of the world.
He was pleasant, but no good at conversation, and he had a dreamy, dissatisfied look.
And so I stay at home, dissatisfied with myself, with every one else and with everything.
- having or showing dissatisfaction; discontented
- (tr) to fail to satisfy; disappoint
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Word Origin and History for dissatisfied
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