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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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 Now, the city is trying again, prodded by dissatisfied residents and associations, such as one headed by Johnson. Kevin Mcgill, The Seattle Times, "New Orleans looking at new regulations on short-term rentals," 3 Sep. 2018 Now these dissatisfied voters favor Democrats by 14 points, a 40-point swing between 2010 and 2018 among those voters who don't like either party. NBC News, "Meet the Press - June 17, 2018," 17 June 2018 The company has endured infighting among executives and directors in recent years as some of its private-equity backers grew dissatisfied with the direction of the company. Dana Mattioli, WSJ, "Private-Equity Firm Great Hill Partners in Talks to Buy Gizmodo Media Group," 15 Feb. 2019

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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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