dis·​sat·​is·​fied | \ (ˌ)di(s)-ˈsa-təs-ˌfīd \

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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Apparently dissatisfied with both sides' response, Sullivan directed Flynn to come to court Tuesday. Spencer S. Hsu And Rosalind S. Helderman, chicagotribune.com, "Ex-Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn expected back in court for first time since guilty plea," 10 July 2018 The former Scottish international would not have felt dissatisfied after seeing the level of application and commitment from some of his first team squad in this development game. SI.com, "Stoke City Coach Praises Senior Players' Attitude Following U23s Win Over Middlesbrough," 7 Feb. 2018 Still, this week could show just how dissatisfied Congress really is with the Yemen war and America’s relationship with Saudi Arabia as a whole — and how Trump has handled both. Alex Ward, Vox, "Exclusive: 50+ experts and former officials urge the Senate to end US role in Yemen war," 27 Nov. 2018 The fans are thoroughly dissatisfied with Grandal, who is having a postseason to forget — on the precipice of free agency, no less. Greg Beacham, The Seattle Times, "Grandal’s woes, quiet LA bats doom Dodgers in NLCS Game 3," 15 Oct. 2018 Davis had long been dissatisfied that his control over Brexit was in name only, with government policy being defined from within the Prime Minister’s office rather than his own. Billy Perrigo, Time, "Boris Johnson's Resignation Over Brexit Could Lead to Major Shakeups in British Politics. Here's What to Know," 9 July 2018 These younger and often more moderate members of the caucus have long been dissatisfied with the entrenched leadership at the top. Ella Nilsen, Vox, "Why Nancy Pelosi is still confident she’ll become House speaker," 9 Nov. 2018 The researchers were dissatisfied with how to distinguish between steering and non-steering states. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Entanglement allows one party to control measurement results," 16 Sep. 2018 So dissatisfied with the way things were going, Jose Mourinho could be seen arguing with the former Juventus midfielder on the touchline and, subsequently, he was soon replaced. SI.com, "Man Utd Make Email Gaffe Regarding Paul Pogba's 'Control' Prior to Poor Spurs Defeat," 2 Feb. 2018

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circa 1630, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of dissatisfied

: not happy or pleased

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