content: a satisfied look.
completely paid, as a bill.
convinced, as in an argument: Their opponents were finally satisfied.

Origin of satisfied

First recorded in 1565–75; satisfy + -ed2
Related formsqua·si-sat·is·fied, adjectiveun·sat·is·fied, adjectivewell-sat·is·fied, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of unsatisfied

  • Horatio, who in order to ‘report Hamlet and his cause aright to the unsatisfied,’

    De Profundis

    Oscar Wilde

  • Tip listened closely, yet with an unsatisfied longing in his eyes.

  • No one, my dear sir, shall say that he has an unsatisfied claim against me.

    Little Dorrit

    Charles Dickens

  • This new feeling was so fresh, so unsatisfied and light of foot.

    Alexander's Bridge and The Barrel Organ

    Willa Cather and Alfred Noyes

  • Your relatives, starting like you, have done a deal of evil, and still they are unsatisfied.

British Dictionary definitions for unsatisfied



(of a person, demand, need, etc) not satisfied or fulfilledan unsatisfied demand for fresh fruit
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Word Origin and History for unsatisfied

early 15c., from un- (1) "not" + satisfied.



1816, "gratified," past participle adjective from satisfy.

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