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[dis-sat-is-fak-tuh-ree, dis-sat-]
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  1. causing dissatisfaction; unsatisfactory: dissatisfactory service.
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Origin of dissatisfactory

First recorded in 1600–10; dis-1 + satisfactory
Related formsdis·sat·is·fac·to·ri·ness, noun
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Historical Examples

  • "His respondencies is evasive and dissatisfactory," said Whittingham.

    The Mysteries of London, v. 1/4

    George W. M. Reynolds

  • Dissatisfactory, dis-sat-is-fak′tor-i, adj. causing dissatisfaction: unable to give content.

  • It arose out of the dissatisfactory state of municipal politics at this date.