un·​sat·​is·​fied | \ˌən-ˈsa-təs-ˌfīd \

Definition of unsatisfied 

: not satisfied He is unsatisfied with the direction his life has taken. unsatisfied customers

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Rachael Slobodien of the Club for Growth says her organization has noticed that some people are unaware that their taxes were cut, but that doesn’t mean they’re unsatisfied with the results. James Freeman, WSJ, "Trump’s Ratings Rise," 8 May 2018 But after exploring trade scenarios for the free agent-to-be, seeking a first-round pick or younger prospects, Los Angeles was ultimately unsatisfied. Jeremy Woo, SI.com, "Clippers Sign Lou Williams to Three-Year Extension, Spark Rebuild on Their Own Terms," 7 Feb. 2018 In the process of trying to satisfy all parties with its anthem policy, the person the NFL clearly wanted to satisfy the most was left unsatisfied. Jonathan Jones, SI.com, "Four More NFL Teams That Should Turn to Throwback Unis," 25 May 2018 Reiss was the only Mount Ida official to appear, at times giving answers that left senators visibly unsatisfied. Matt Stout, BostonGlobe.com, "Mount Ida official tells Senate, ‘We had a perfect storm of failures’," 17 May 2018 Understandably unsatisfied with his putting performance, Woods headed to the practice green shortly after the conclusion of his round. Daniel Rapaport, SI.com, "Tiger Woods Opens Wells Fargo With Solid Even-Par 71 Despite Putting Woes," 3 May 2018 However, many observers outside the investigation are unsatisfied with this declaration of surrender. Jeff Wise, Popular Mechanics, "What If They Were Looking for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the Wrong Place All Along?," 8 June 2018 The guard, unsatisfied, did a background check, found an open deportation warrant from 2010, and called ICE. Julia Felsenthal, Vogue, "En el Séptimo Día," 8 June 2018 There’s only one person unsatisfied with their offer, and that’s Taylor. refinery29.com, "Billions Season 3, Episode 11 Recap: "Forward Momentum Above All Things"," 4 June 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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un·​sat·​is·​fied | \ˌən-ˈsa-təs-ˌfīd\

Kids Definition of unsatisfied

1 : not fulfilled an unsatisfied ambition

2 : not pleased I was unsatisfied with his explanation.

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