dissatisfied

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

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. disruptive discharge,
  2. disrupture,
  3. diss,
  4. dissatisfaction,
  5. dissatisfactory,
  6. dissatisfy,
  7. dissave,
  8. disseat,
  9. dissect,
  10. dissected

Origin of dissatisfied

First recorded in 1665–75; dissatisfy + -ed2

Related formsdis·sat·is·fied·ly, adverbdis·sat·is·fied·ness, nounself-dis·sat·is·fied, adjective

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

dissatisfied

/ (dɪsˈsætɪsˌfaɪd) /

adjective

having or showing dissatisfaction; discontented
Derived Formsdissatisfiedly, adverb

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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