dis·​sat·​is·​fied | \ (ˌ)di(s)-ˈsa-təs-ˌfīd How to pronounce dissatisfied (audio) \

Definition of dissatisfied

: expressing or showing lack of satisfaction : not pleased or satisfied dissatisfied customers dissatisfied with his response

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Examples of dissatisfied in a Sentence

the store prides itself on never allowing a customer to walk away dissatisfied
Recent Examples on the Web But money wasn’t Frazee’s sole motive for the trade: Ruth was strong-willed, hard to manage, and dissatisfied with his salary of $10,000 per season. Alice George, Smithsonian Magazine, "When the Yankees Got the Larger-Than-Life Babe Ruth," 24 Dec. 2019 Nevertheless, Lennie Stover, a longtime greenway advocate, is bitterly dissatisfied. Steven Litt, cleveland, "Red Line Greenway trail shows great promise, despite ugly duckling start — Steven Litt," 12 Jan. 2020 For all the president’s popularity, plenty of Mexicans are dissatisfied. Washington Post, "AMLO is Mexico’s strongest president in decades. Some say he’s too strong.," 29 Nov. 2019 Return run: Despite all the checks and balances, if the consumer is still dissatisfied—with the delivery timeline, presence of spurious goods, or any other valid reason—the e-commerce site must accept the return of the goods, as per the draft rules. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz India, "India wants online retailers to take responsibility for fake reviews and counterfeits," 13 Nov. 2019 The story follows Jack Skellington, who is dissatisfied with his role as the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town and decides to hijack Christmas. Joyce Bautista Ferrari, Marie Claire, "The 12 Best Holiday-Themed Horror Movies," 28 Nov. 2019 But the parent remained dissatisfied, and in a May 9 email to the school district, asked for Latson to be removed as Spanish River’s principal. Lois K. Solomon, sun-sentinel.com, "Spanish River principal was vacationing when uproar erupted over Holocaust comments," 25 Oct. 2019 Hong Kong’s leader, Carrie Lam, has declared the extradition bill dead, but protesters are dissatisfied with her refusal to formally withdraw the legislation. Washington Post, "Clashes involving Hong Kong’s protest movement grow violent," 22 July 2019 After major defeats in the 2018 elections in the state House, Senate, and governor’s office, some Republicans were highly dissatisfied with the party and called for new leadership. Christopher Keating, courant.com, "State GOP picking chairman for next two years," 24 June 2019

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First Known Use of dissatisfied

circa 1630, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dissatisfied was circa 1630

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11 Feb 2020

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“Dissatisfied.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dissatisfied. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of dissatisfied

: not happy or pleased

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