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

First Known Use

circa 1630, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 29 Nov. 2023.

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