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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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 However, regulators are unsatisfied with this voluntary approach. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "EU taking another look at phone chargers because they’re still not standardized," 7 Aug. 2018 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

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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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