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dissatisfaction

[dis-sat-is-fak-shuh n, dis-sat-] /ˌdɪs sæt ɪsˈfæk ʃən, dɪsˌsæt-/
noun
1.
the state or attitude of not being satisfied; discontent; displeasure.
2.
a particular cause or feeling of displeasure or disappointment:
many dissatisfactions with the plan.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40; dis-1 + satisfaction
Related forms
predissatisfaction, noun
self-dissatisfaction, noun
Synonyms
1. disappointment, disapproval, uneasiness. Dissatisfaction, discontent, displeasure imply a sense of dislike for, or unhappiness in, one's surroundings. Dissatisfaction results from contemplating what falls short of one's wishes or expectations: dissatisfaction with the results of an afternoon's work. Discontent is a sense of lack and a general feeling of uneasy dislike for the conditions of one's life: feeling a continual vague discontent. Displeasure suggests a certain amount of anger as well as dissatisfaction: displeasure at being kept waiting.
Antonyms
satisfaction.
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  • But other confederacies would spring up, from time to time, as dissatisfaction and discontent were disseminated over the country.
  • Usually it is a matter of dissatisfaction with a project or concept or execution.
  • To our dissatisfaction, the rock didn't budge and would require more pounding to shatter it to pieces.
  • Social relationships can temper dissatisfaction, however.
  • However, research suggests that brief exposure to such images increases body dissatisfaction.
  • Attempts to rank college performance often seem to end in complaints and dissatisfaction.
  • As the seasons come and go, so too does faculty dissatisfaction with the biannual ritual of having students evaluate our teaching.
  • When expectations are high, the prospect of disappointment increases, and seeds of dissatisfaction are spread.
  • In the section about athletes' dissatisfaction with certain body parts, for instance, a word change was clearly necessary.
  • When it comes to universities' support for online learning, the report showed broad faculty dissatisfaction.
British Dictionary definitions for dissatisfaction

dissatisfaction

/dɪsˌsætɪsˈfækʃən/
noun
1.
the state of being unsatisfied or disappointed
Derived Forms
dissatisfactory, adjective
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Word Origin and History for dissatisfaction
n.

1630s; see dis- + satisfaction.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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