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

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Last October, Gale Castillo, chair of the PSU board, informed Shoureshi that the board was dissatisfied with his performance. oregonlive.com, "Ethics Commission launches preliminary review of former PSU President Shoureshi," 3 June 2019 Now, looking back at the cast's pre-Season 8 interviews in this dissatisfied light, fans have noticed that the actors had their qualms about the final episodes as well. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Game of Thrones Cast Had Mixed Feelings About Moments in Season 8," 20 May 2019 Digging into the results, cable industry customers were increasingly dissatisfied compared to 2017 with picture quality, helpfulness of staff, frequency of service interruptions, and call center assistance. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Why Everyone Hates Their Cable Company Even More This Year," 23 May 2018 However, not everyone was dissatisfied—some onlookers enjoyed the spirited display. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "Florida Georgia Line and Jason Aldean's ACMs Performance Left People Seriously Upset," 8 Apr. 2019 And those arguments may resonate with men who feel dissatisfied or angry in their relationships. Anna North, Vox, "At Chicago’s Mercy Hospital, domestic violence became multiple homicide. It’s part of a disturbing pattern.," 21 Nov. 2018 Americans are also dissatisfied or angry about the way Congress and Trump have handled gun control, though there are stark differences by party. Andrew Arenge, NBC News, "Poll: Majority of Americans disagree with Trump’s proposal to arm teachers," 8 Mar. 2018 Essentially, this feeling or problem is a strange stirring, a dissatisfied groping, a yearning, a search that is going on in the minds of women. Good Housekeeping, ""Women Are People, Too!": The Groundbreaking Article by Betty Friedan," 9 Aug. 2010 The poll found views of the country’s direction and economy are sharply split by political party, with Republicans satisfied and Democrats and independents dissatisfied. Aaron Zitner, WSJ, "Americans Have Mixed Feelings About Economy, Trump Presidency, WSJ/NBC News Poll Finds," 16 Dec. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of dissatisfied

: not happy or pleased

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