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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Recent Examples on the Web Justin Verlander caught in middle of Astros' sign-stealing woes Still, that wasn't enough for some, because Twitter exists, and unsatisfied is a state of being on that web site. Matt Young, Houston Chronicle, "Internet explodes with hilarious memes after Astros' apology," 13 Feb. 2020 The ultimate goal is lofty: unsatisfied with New Plaza merely being a pop-up cinema, the organizers want a full-time theater of their own, but securing such a space would probably cost millions. Alex Vadukul, New York Times, "How a Band of Seasoned Cinephiles Plans to Save the Movie House," 14 Dec. 2019 Dallas was unsatisfied with its performance in the second season of the Overwatch League. Sean Collins, Dallas News, "Five burning questions for the Dallas Fuel as the season approaches: How will they fare in stacked division?," 22 Jan. 2020 The briefing left many lawmakers, including Paul, unsatisfied. Dominick Mastrangelo, Washington Examiner, "Rand Paul: Obama did 'hundreds and hundreds of targeted killings' without asking Congress," 12 Jan. 2020 The first scene of the pilot found her with an unsatisfied client, a man who’d asked her to capture photographs of his spouse cheating on him with his brother. Shirley Li, The Atlantic, "The Marvel-Netflix Universe’s Final Hero," 14 June 2019 The reviews for Cats—which, in an unsettling coincidence, broke the same time as the impeachment vote—are absolutely brutal, ranging from unsatisfied to downright disturbed. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "These Brutal Cats Reviews Are Better Than the Actual Movie," 21 Dec. 2019 However, Pepe's more recent struggles in the final third have left Arsenal fans unsatisfied with his output and a rather dismal display at Old Trafford against Manchester United summed up a tepid start in England. SI.com, "Arsene Wenger Suggests What Nicolas Pepe Needs to Do to Adapt at Arsenal After Slow Start," 8 Oct. 2019 The good, but not exceptional, score that Riddell tailored for the teen left Huneeus unsatisfied. Los Angeles Times, "Napa Valley winemaker sentenced to 5 months in college admissions scandal," 4 Oct. 2019

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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?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=u&file=unsat01ld. Accessed 22 Feb. 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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