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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Examples of dissatisfied in a Sentence

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

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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 If the policyholder is still dissatisfied, Booher recommended using FEMA's appeals process. Drew Broach, NOLA.com, "FEMA frowns on lawyers 'trying to profit' from flood insurance, hurricanes," 2 May 2018 The gymnasium walls could not contain his dissatisfied voice. Harvey Araton, New York Times, "A Hoya Again, Patrick Ewing Learns Value of Knowing When to Pivot," 8 Jan. 2018 Among the other findings in the survey: -- Traffic congestion was a top complaint, with a whopping 66 percent dissatisfied. Brittany Wallman, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Fort Lauderdale not a great place to raise kids, residents say," 4 May 2018 Splitting Up Together also takes on the dissatisfied residents of the wealthier suburbs, but concentrates solely on the parents trying to be their own people outside of their kids and responsibilities. Caroline Framke, Vox, "Zach Braff and Jenna Fischer return to TV in 2 new ABC comedies. Only 1 works.," 28 Mar. 2018 Curbelo initiated a petition on May 9 to change the nation's immigration laws after years of inaction, and he's been furiously trying to rally dissatisfied Republicans over the past three weeks to bypass House Speaker Paul Ryan. Alex Daugherty, David Smiley And Anita Kumar, miamiherald, "Donald Trump opposes Carlos Curbelo's plan to force an immigration vote in Congress," 25 May 2018 Back in the pre-Golden Era of Television, people used to sit in front of the TV and flip channels for hours, dissatisfied with the offerings of infomercials and TLC reality shows. refinery29.com, "Meet Your Next Big Obsession: Korean Dramas," 6 July 2018 Newcastle fans have been dissatisfied with owner Mike Ashley after a turbulent time at the club which has seen them struggle in the Premier League, and matters have been made worse by his refusal to accept terms to sell the club in January. SI.com, "Newcastle Fans Left Fuming Over Reports That Early Signings Have Been Snubbed by Managing Director," 14 June 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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a state of commotion or excitement

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