un·​sat·​is·​fied ˌən-ˈsa-təs-ˌfīd How to pronounce unsatisfied (audio)
: not satisfied
He is unsatisfied with the direction his life has taken.
unsatisfied customers

Examples of unsatisfied in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Surveys in 2021, shortly before the uprising, found that 69 percent of people polled were unsatisfied with the way democracy worked in their country, according to Afrobarometer, an independent research network. John Eligon Joao Silva, New York Times, 17 Feb. 2024 Many coaches who are unsatisfied with the coaching solutions available on the market start considering building one for their organization. Alina Trigubenko, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024 In addition, more than 25% of business owners are unsatisfied with their work-life balance. Alexa Mikhail, Fortune Well, 8 Feb. 2024 That support won’t come; the schools will disagree on the details; and the Big Ten and SEC, which hold outsized influence on the future of college football, will walk away deeply unsatisfied. Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, 25 Jan. 2024 The Mississippi senator then spoke by phone to Hicks about the situation, a call that left him unsatisfied. Emily Jacobs, Washington Examiner, 9 Jan. 2024 But such tactics are likely leaving companies unsatisfied. Jane Thier, Fortune, 17 Nov. 2023 Workers at Ford, Stellantis and General Motors are weighing in on the new contracts proposed by their union and the Big Three — and a few of them seem unsatisfied with what they're being offered. Marley Jay, NBC News, 10 Nov. 2023 American business elites are heavily invested in the country’s top universities—as donors, as employers of their graduates, and as parents of students or potential students—and many are unsatisfied with their ROI. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, 24 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unsatisfied was in the 15th century

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“Unsatisfied.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsatisfied. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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