- the state or attitude of not being satisfied; discontent; displeasure.
- a particular cause or feeling of displeasure or disappointment: many dissatisfactions with the plan.
Origin of dissatisfaction
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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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Examples from the Web for dissatisfaction
Dempsey has twice made public statements that seemed to reveal his dissatisfaction with the White House policy.Military Hates White House ‘Micromanagement’ of ISIS War
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The dissatisfaction likely does not result from promiscuity, but from a lack of understanding of intimacy.Bobby Womack’s Sexual Democracy: The Late Soul Legend Preached Mutual Pleasure
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But illness and dissatisfaction with how many visitors came to the area forced her to abandon the position after five years.Swiss Town: Have Cave, Want (Social and Outgoing) Hermit
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Not surprisingly then, Asian-American dissatisfaction with affirmative action has grown over time.Asians vs. Affirmative Action
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Haley: Your dissatisfaction with the Civil Rights Act reflects that of most other Negro spokesmen.Alex Haley’s 1965 Playboy Interview with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
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Mr. Disraeli offered a resolution of dissatisfaction in the House of Commons.The Grand Old Man
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A vague unrest and dissatisfaction with her Christian experience were growing on her.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
Roland, however, thought he was, and his dissatisfaction was becoming unbearable.The Channings
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The cure for dissatisfaction was to recognize one's balance of good.Southern Lights and Shadows
Neither Laura nor her husband will have any reason for dissatisfaction.Henry Dunbar
M. E. Braddon
- the state of being unsatisfied or disappointed
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Word Origin and History for dissatisfaction
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