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

Examples of dissatisfied in a Sentence

the store prides itself on never allowing a customer to walk away dissatisfied
Recent Examples on the Web Others who knew her well at the time said Palin was just clearly dissatisfied with the job of being governor. Daniel Strauss, The New Republic, 8 Apr. 2022 The ethics seminar always left me feeling dissatisfied and anxious. Elif Batuman, The New Yorker, 18 Apr. 2022 After taking his Muslim name and using his popularity on the court to become a prominent civil rights advocate, the player has become dissatisfied with his limited ability to better the world around him. J. Kim Murphy, Variety, 4 Apr. 2022 Yet the students remained dissatisfied when the university refused to totally capitulate and declined to label bathrooms and housing plans as all-gender. Aron Ravin, National Review, 3 Apr. 2022 As the most prominent information technology vendor for the government, Microsoft is a natural target for dissatisfied workers, said Trey Herr, the director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative at the Atlantic Council, a Washington think tank. NBC News, 31 Mar. 2022 But Glassdoor found that most interns are still dissatisfied with their programs. Chloe Berger, Fortune, 5 Apr. 2022 The treaty led to an embittered and revanchist Germany and dissatisfied victors in Italy and Japan. Dan Mclaughlin, National Review, 16 Mar. 2022 The latest polling finds that half the respondents are either extremely or somewhat dissatisfied with the park in its current condition. The Salt Lake Tribune, 18 Feb. 2022 See More

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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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“Dissatisfied.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dissatisfied. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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