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

Examples of unsatisfied in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fans appeared to be unsatisfied after National Football League players locked arms in solidarity for social justice causes. Anthony Leonardi, Washington Examiner, "Fans boo as Chiefs and Houston Texans players lock arms in solidarity for social justice," 10 Sep. 2020 The meeting came days after players of the Orlando Magic met with Mina through a video call, with some leaving the meeting unsatisfied. Cristóbal Reyes, orlandosentinel.com, "Orlando activists vow to march on despite arrests during recent protests," 2 Sep. 2020 Card providers can’t afford unsatisfied customers, particularly those that pay for cards with hefty travel-rewards programs, said Brian Kelly, the founder and chief executive of travel website The Points Guy LLC. Katie Deighton, WSJ, "Credit-Card Providers Scramble to Update Customer Benefits as International Travel Ban Drags On," 2 Sep. 2020 Despite the changes that has led to a rise in revenues, cities remain unsatisfied. al, "Alabama online sales tax a ‘financial vaccine’ for governments during pandemic," 30 Aug. 2020 But some liberals remain unsatisfied, noting Biden’s plan focused primarily on curbing demand for oil and gas without restricting the supply of fossil fuels available to drillers. Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner, "Liberals try to block Obama centrists from Biden climate team," 28 Aug. 2020 While the Fuel were surprised by the Fusion’s decisions, and have been countered to start matches in the past, they were unsatisfied with their recovery most of all. Sean Collins, Dallas News, "‘A really bad look for us’: Dallas Fuel crushed in 3-0 loss to Philadelphia Fusion," 31 July 2020 One elementary school teacher, unsatisfied with class materials that used Mandarin and the simplified Chinese characters used in mainland China, created videos in Cantonese with subtitles in traditional characters used in Hong Kong. Washington Post, "Teachers face threats, books are banned as China pushes party line in Hong Kong schools," 7 July 2020 The Fuel’s product was still a stark improvement from what the Fuel presented in June -- Dallas lost an important seeding match for the tournament to a weaker Vancouver team on June 20. Aero and the Fuel were unsatisfied with their own progress. Sean Collins, Dallas News, "Dallas Fuel still a team of peaks and valleys in 3-1 loss to Paris Eternal in Summer Showdown," 3 July 2020

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First Known Use of unsatisfied

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unsatisfied.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsatisfied. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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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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