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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the store prides itself on never allowing a customer to walk away dissatisfied
Recent Examples on the Web As has been the case at times during Malzahn’s tenure as head coach, fans have become dissatisfied with the team’s performance, especially as rivals Alabama and Georgia established themselves as national powers and annual playoff contenders. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, al, "Gus Malzahn clarifies ‘solid year’ comment, says expectation is to win championships," 7 Dec. 2020 When Wiener’s company verged on unionizing, one dissatisfied remote worker even asked for a coffee allowance. Richard Cooke, The New Republic, "The Perpetual Disappointment of Remote Work," 4 Jan. 2021 With packages still piled up at Northeast Ohio postal offices after the Christmas holiday, local businesses have had to wrangle with dissatisfied customers. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "‘A total, chaotic mess’: Holiday mail delays cause troubles for Cleveland’s small businesses," 28 Dec. 2020 But the activists do have one big advantage: a deeply dissatisfied shareholder base. Matt Egan, CNN, "Exxon is in crisis. Angry shareholders are rebelling," 15 Dec. 2020 Fewer dissatisfied voters paired with the high-stakes nature of the race has meant far less support for third-party candidates, removing another factor that led to late swings in the race four years ago, Franklin and Burden agreed. Bill Ruthhart, chicagotribune.com, "Polls overwhelmingly show Biden leading Trump in Wisconsin and Michigan. But are they right this time?," 23 Oct. 2020 In 2011, a Boston College survey revealed to administrators that black students, compared to students of other racial groups, were the most dissatisfied with their time at Boston College. BostonGlobe.com, "Lost on campus, as colleges look abroad," 13 Dec. 2017 Earlier this year, Warren Buffett, who at the time was the third-richest man in the world with a net worth of $88 billion, felt dissatisfied with the returns on his chain of newspapers and decided to sell. Rachel M. Cohen, The New Republic, "The Desperate Last Days of Local News," 14 Dec. 2020 During lockdown, Lieberman became dissatisfied with Zoom plays and other digital offerings. Washington Post, "Looking from the outside in, ‘Voyeur’ reimagines the life of Toulouse-Lautrec," 19 Nov. 2020

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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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21 Feb 2021

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“Dissatisfied.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dissatisfied. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of dissatisfied

: not happy or pleased

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