un·​sat·​is·​fied | \ ˌən-ˈsa-təs-ˌfīd How to pronounce unsatisfied (audio) \

Definition of unsatisfied

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

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Or the 2017 film mother!, which is all about a woman making sacrifices for her egotistical, perpetually-unsatisfied husband. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Fosse/Verdon Proves It's Time to Cancel the Fragile Male Ego," 10 Apr. 2019 And for anyone unsatisfied with the intangible nature of the digital message, a physical version of the post was also on display to commemorate the momentous occasion. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Queen Elizabeth Posted on Instagram for the First Time, Featuring a Letter to Prince Albert," 7 Mar. 2019 Analysts seemed unsatisfied with Conagra’s explanations. Aaron Back, WSJ, "Pinnacle Deal Comes Back to Bite Conagra," 20 Dec. 2018 The female officer unsatisfied with her answers cut off half of her toenail. Christopher Sherman, Fox News, "Arbitrary arrests, abuse the new norm in Nicaragua," 10 Aug. 2018 But a growing number of those backers seem unsatisfied with the pace of development and an ever-increasing list of delayed or broken promises surrounding the game. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Court denies Star Citizen backer’s $4,500 refund lawsuit," 18 July 2018 The last recourse for Eno and others with unsatisfied debts has been trying to garnish Tully’s bank accounts — what Eno’s lawyer describes as an exercise in frustration. Lewis Kamb, The Seattle Times, "Ex-store manager was awarded $120,585 after she was fired by Tully’s, so where’s the money?," 30 May 2018 But some Republicans are still unsatisfied and have said a contempt citation or even impeachment — exceedingly rare steps that would require votes in the House — are still possibilities. Katie Benner, Sharon Lafraniere And Nicholas Fandos, New York Times, "As Rod Rosenstein Battles to Protect Mueller, His Tactics Could Cost the Justice Dept.," 21 Apr. 2018 Organizing efforts first started when an employee, unsatisfied with management’s initial response to the Times report in an all-hands meeting last week, posted an idea for the walkout on an internal employee message board. Shirin Ghaffary, Recode, "Google’s giant employee walkouts are one of the strongest showings of tech worker activism yet," 1 Nov. 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unsatisfied

: not dealt with in a way that provides what is needed or wanted
: not pleased or happy about what has happened or been done


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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