Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Feeling or exhibiting a lack of contentment or satisfaction.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Feeling or displaying disappointment or a lack of contentment
  • adj. Not satisfied (with the quality of something)
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of dissatisfy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. in a state of sulky dissatisfaction.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Discontented; not satisfied; not pleased; offended.
  • Arising from or manifesting dissatisfaction: as, a dissatisfied look.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. in a state of sulky dissatisfaction

Etymologies

from Latin dis- (apart) + satis (enough) + facere (to make). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Flash forward forty years, and the buddies are in dissatisfied retirement when fate comes knocking.

    Surprise Party

  • Many of the landless farm labourers and even the low-salaried and embittered middle class men will remain dissatisfied by the reforms of the Government, because these reforms are running short of the irresponsible Nazi promises.

    Hungary at the Crossroads

  • Until recently, Americans felt that it was un-American to complain and management exploited this lingering bit of puritan sentiment by labeling dissatisfied customers and clients “troublemakers.”

    Why Nothing Works

  • "But when you start giving me that high of a proportion of people dissatisfied, that is something we need to pay attention to," Lasley said.

    DesMoinesRegister.com - NEWS

  • I do not believe a referendum on whether we are satisfied as a nation with the European Constitution need lead - in the event that 'we' declare ourselves to be 'dissatisfied' - to our leaving the Federated States of Europe.

    Army Rumour Service

  • = D And to think I was gonna start a group called the dissatisfied wishlisters. lol, i cud still do it for chuckles.

    Ning Blog

  • And yes, I think Cathy Cox was hurt by deciding to eventually not try and better address some of these concerns & meeting with more of those 'dissatisfied' or 'worried' about the voting system.

    The 'conspiracy' continues - poli

  • Although the individuals who participated in Saturday's event were very diverse in ethnicity, income, and politics, they almost all (88%) said that they were either "dissatisfied" or "very dissatisfied" with the tone of political dialogue in the America.

    Archon Fung: Public Deliberation: The Left Should Learn to Trust Americans

  • And those are ones where there hasn't been a lot of conflict, but they're just kind of dissatisfied with the relationship.

    More Couples Divorce After Decades Of Marriage

  • And in a Washington Post-ABC poll earlier this month, 45 percent described themselves as "dissatisfied" with how the federal government works, and 25 percent described themselves as "angry."

    Anger doesn't tell whole story of 2010 election season

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  • "Because of some inadequacy in themselves - poverty of physical weakness in men, poverty or ugliness in women - those with the gift of creation built for themselves a rich interior world; and when the inadequacy disappeared and the real world was spread before them with all its wealth and beauty, they could not give their whole heart to it. Uncertain of their choice, they wavered between goals; were lonely in crowds, dissatisfied amid noise and laughter, unhappy even with those they loved best. The interior world called them back, and for some it was a case of having to return there or die."
    - Frank O'Connor, 'The Ugly Duckling'.

    September 5, 2008