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dissatisfaction

[ dis-sat-is-fak-shuhn, dis-sat- ]
/ ˌdɪs sæt ɪsˈfæk ʃən, dɪsˌsæt- /
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noun

the state or attitude of not being satisfied; discontent; displeasure.
a particular cause or feeling of displeasure or disappointment: many dissatisfactions with the plan.

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disruption, disruptive, disruptive discharge, disrupture, diss, dissatisfaction, dissatisfactory, dissatisfied, dissatisfy, dissave, disseat

Origin of dissatisfaction

First recorded in 1630–40; dis-1 + satisfaction
SYNONYMS FOR dissatisfaction
Related formspre·dis·sat·is·fac·tion, nounself-dis·sat·is·fac·tion, noun

Synonym study

1. Dissatisfaction, discontent, displeasure imply a sense of dislike for, or unhappiness in, one's surroundings. Dissatisfaction results from contemplating what falls short of one's wishes or expectations: dissatisfaction with the results of an afternoon's work. Discontent is a sense of lack and a general feeling of uneasy dislike for the conditions of one's life: feeling a continual vague discontent. Displeasure suggests a certain amount of anger as well as dissatisfaction: displeasure at being kept waiting.
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British Dictionary definitions for dissatisfaction

dissatisfaction

/ (dɪsˌsætɪsˈfækʃən) /

noun

the state of being unsatisfied or disappointed
Derived Formsdissatisfactory, adjective
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Word Origin and History for dissatisfaction

dissatisfaction


n.

1630s; see dis- + satisfaction.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper