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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Related Words for dissatisfy

disappoint, perturb, anger, discontent

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verb -fies, -fying or -fied

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

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

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