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dissatisfied

[ dis-sat-is-fahyd ]
/ dɪsˈsæt ɪsˌfaɪd /
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adjective

not satisfied or pleased; discontented.
showing dissatisfaction: a dissatisfied look.

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Nearby words

disruptive discharge, disrupture, diss, dissatisfaction, dissatisfactory, dissatisfied, dissatisfy, dissave, disseat, dissect, dissected

Origin of dissatisfied

First recorded in 1665–75; dissatisfy + -ed2
SYNONYMS FOR dissatisfied
displeased, unhappy, disgruntled.
Related formsdis·sat·is·fied·ly, adverbdis·sat·is·fied·ness, nounself-dis·sat·is·fied, adjective

Definition for dissatisfied (2 of 2)

dissatisfy

[ dis-sat-is-fahy ]
/ dɪsˈsæt ɪsˌfaɪ /

verb (used with object), dis·sat·is·fied, dis·sat·is·fy·ing.

to cause to be displeased, especially by failing to provide something expected or desired.

Origin of dissatisfy

First recorded in 1660–70; dis-1 + satisfy
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British Dictionary definitions for dissatisfied (1 of 2)

dissatisfied

/ (dɪsˈsætɪsˌfaɪd) /

adjective

having or showing dissatisfaction; discontented
Derived Formsdissatisfiedly, adverb

British Dictionary definitions for dissatisfied (2 of 2)

dissatisfy

/ (dɪsˈsætɪsˌfaɪ) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied

(tr) to fail to satisfy; disappoint
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Word Origin and History for dissatisfied

dissatisfy


v.

1660s; see dis- + satisfy. Related: Dissatisfied; dissatisfying.

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