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unsatisfying

/ʌnˈsætɪsˌfaɪɪŋ/
adjective
1.
not fulfilling or satisfactory: it was inherently unsatisfying work
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  • The air at that altitude is thin and, to the one not accustomed to it, most unsatisfying.

    They of the High Trails

    Hamlin Garland
  • Yet all this was cold and unsatisfying, a poor substitute for the other things.

    Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • "I couldn't say, sir," is the civil but unsatisfying reply with which research is met.

    Love Among the Chickens P. G. Wodehouse
  • The fruit of her labor was in her hands, but it was vapid, tasteless, unsatisfying.

  • He has sounded the depths of rural existence and found it unsatisfying.

    Society Henry Kalloch Rowe

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