dissatisfied

adjective
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

Keep scrolling for more

Examples of dissatisfied in a Sentence

the store prides itself on never allowing a customer to walk away dissatisfied

Recent Examples on the Web

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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'dissatisfied.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of dissatisfied

circa 1630, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about dissatisfied

Statistics for dissatisfied

Last Updated

17 Jun 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for dissatisfied

The first known use of dissatisfied was circa 1630

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for dissatisfied

dissatisfied

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of dissatisfied

: not happy or pleased

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on dissatisfied

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with dissatisfied

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for dissatisfied

Spanish Central: Translation of dissatisfied

Nglish: Translation of dissatisfied for Spanish Speakers

Comments on dissatisfied

What made you want to look up dissatisfied? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

showing courage and determination

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!