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- n. The state or condition of being unsatisfactory.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character or state of being unsatisfactory; failure to give satisfaction.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of being inadequate or unsuitable
It means the deep, subtle sense of unsatisfactoriness which is a part of every mental treadmill.
The second important opportunity is the possibility of experiencing pleasure without the after-taste of unsatisfactoriness.
If selfishness is considered a value, altruistic actions will be undervalued and altruistic people coerced to do less than they would like to make (and could make), causing remorse (now a real reason for that) and unsatisfactoriness with relation to their own actions.
I have always like comparing this to the Buddhist concept of "dukkha" or unsatisfactoriness, disquieted, uneasy .... the inherent wrongness of conscious life.
The odd unsatisfactoriness of Paradise Regain'd in the eyes of many readers is as much as anything to do with this climax, poetically surprising and morally challenging.
The fleeting nature of beauty described by mono no aware derives from the three states of existence in Buddhist philosophy: unsatisfactoriness, impersonality, and most importantly in this context, impermanence.
This unsatisfactoriness and inconsistency mainly result from Herder's oversight of a single fact: that it is perfectly possible to reconcile narrow expressivism with the attribution of thoughts to non-linguistic art, namely by insisting that the thoughts expressed by non-linguistic art must be derivative from and bounded by the artist's capacity for linguistic expression.
The artist, even if the greatest artistic attainments are granted him, has all the greater a sense of unsatisfactoriness or frustration as a creative personality to endure.
But, the worthy Mr Boffin jogged away with a comfortless impression he could have dispensed with, that there was a deal of unsatisfactoriness in the world, besides what he had recalled as appertaining to the Harmon property.
She felt all the while an unsatisfactoriness, an unsoundness in the things he said.
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