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dissatisfied

[dis-sat-is-fahyd] /dɪsˈsæt ɪsˌfaɪd/
adjective
1.
not satisfied or pleased; discontented.
2.
showing dissatisfaction:
a dissatisfied look.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; dissatisfy + -ed2
Related forms
dissatisfiedly, adverb
dissatisfiedness, noun
self-dissatisfied, adjective
Synonyms
displeased, unhappy, disgruntled.

dissatisfy

[dis-sat-is-fahy] /dɪsˈsæt ɪsˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), dissatisfied, dissatisfying.
1.
to cause to be displeased, especially by failing to provide something expected or desired.
Origin
1660-70; dis-1 + satisfy
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British Dictionary definitions for dissatisfied

dissatisfied

/dɪsˈsætɪsˌfaɪd/
adjective
1.
having or showing dissatisfaction; discontented
Derived Forms
dissatisfiedly, adverb

dissatisfy

/dɪsˈsætɪsˌfaɪ/
verb -fies, -fying, -fied
1.
(transitive) 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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