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satisfied

[sat-is-fahyd] /ˈsæt ɪsˌfaɪd/
adjective
1.
content:
a satisfied look.
2.
completely paid, as a bill.
3.
convinced, as in an argument:
Their opponents were finally satisfied.
Origin of satisfied
1565-1575
1565-75; satisfy + -ed2
Related forms
quasi-satisfied, adjective
unsatisfied, adjective
well-satisfied, adjective
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  • Two of the electrons are rather out of the game, and are unsatisfied.

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

    De Profundis Oscar Wilde
  • Nazinred alone remained sitting up, the victim of unsatisfied craving.

    The Walrus Hunters R.M. Ballantyne
  • Tip listened closely, yet with an unsatisfied longing in his eyes.

  • There was always an unsatisfied, unexpressed part of me that girded at the satisfied part.

    Sylvia & Michael Compton Mackenzie
British Dictionary definitions for unsatisfied

unsatisfied

/ʌnˈsætɪsˌfaɪd/
adjective
1.
(of a person, demand, need, etc) not satisfied or fulfilled: an unsatisfied demand for fresh fruit
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Word Origin and History for unsatisfied
adj.

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

satisfied

adj.

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

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