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dis·sat·is·fac·tion

 (dĭs-săt′ĭs-făk′shən)
n.
1. The condition or feeling of being displeased or unsatisfied; discontent.
2. A cause of discontent.

dissatisfaction

(dɪsˌsætɪsˈfækʃən)
n
the state of being unsatisfied or disappointed
ˌdissatisˈfactory adj

dis•sat•is•fac•tion

(ˌdɪs sæt ɪsˈfæk ʃən, dɪsˌsæt-)

n.
1. the state or attitude of not being satisfied; discontent; displeasure.
2. a particular cause or feeling of displeasure or disappointment.
[1630–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dissatisfaction - the feeling of being displeased and discontent; "he was never slow to express his dissatisfaction with the service he received"
discontent, discontentedness, discontentment - a longing for something better than the present situation
boredom, ennui, tedium - the feeling of being bored by something tedious
displeasure - the feeling of being displeased or annoyed or dissatisfied with someone or something
disappointment, letdown - a feeling of dissatisfaction that results when your expectations are not realized; "his hopes were so high he was doomed to disappointment"
satisfaction - the contentment one feels when one has fulfilled a desire, need, or expectation; "the chef tasted the sauce with great satisfaction"

dissatisfaction

noun discontent, frustration, resentment, regret, distress, disappointment, dismay, irritation, unhappiness, annoyance, displeasure, exasperation, chagrin job dissatisfaction among teachers
Proverbs
"The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence"

dissatisfaction

noun
Unhappiness caused by the failure of one's hopes, desires, or expectations:
Translations
عَدَم رِضى
nespokojenost
misfornøjelseutilfredshed
óánægja
memnun kalmama

dissatisfaction

[ˈdɪsˌsætɪsˈfækʃən] Ninsatisfacción f (with con)

dissatisfaction

[ˌdɪssætɪsˈfækʃən] nmécontentement m, insatisfaction f
dissatisfaction with sb/sth → mécontentement à l'égard de qn/qch
dissatisfaction at sth → mécontentement à l'égard de qch

dissatisfaction

dissatisfaction

[ˈdɪsˌsætɪsˈfækʃn] nscontentezza
dissatisfaction (with) → insoddisfazione f (per), scontento (per or a causa di)

dissatisfy

(diˈsӕtisfai) verb
to fail to satisfy or to displease. The teacher was dissatisfied with the pupil's work.
disˌsatisˈfaction (-ˈfӕkʃən) noun
References in classic literature ?
Laurie reached the goal first and was quite satisfied with the success of his treatment, for his Atalanta came panting up with flying hair, bright eyes, ruddy cheeks, and no signs of dissatisfaction in her face.
Though, in overseeing the pursuit of this whale, Captain Ahab had evinced his customary activity, to call it so; yet now that the creature was dead, some vague dissatisfaction, or impatience, or despair, seemed working in him; as if the sight of that dead body reminded him that Moby Dick was yet to be slain; and though a thousand other whales were brought to his ship, all that would not one jot advance his grand, monomaniac object.
The perplexity and dissatisfaction of the house expressed itself in mur- murs and provoked a reproof from the bench.
There every little dissatisfaction that had occurred before came to a crisis.
Pratt was a foundation for the rest, at once indisputable and alarming; and Edward's visit near Plymouth, his melancholy state of mind, his dissatisfaction at his own prospects, his uncertain behaviour towards herself, the intimate knowledge of the Miss Steeles as to Norland and their family connections, which had often surprised her, the picture, the letter, the ring, formed altogether such a body of evidence, as overcame every fear of condemning him unfairly, and established as a fact, which no partiality could set aside, his ill-treatment of herself.
Magdalen, as usual when her temper was ruffled, expressed her dissatisfaction in the plainest terms.
Cruncher had no particular meaning in these sulky corroborations, but made use of them, as people not unfrequently do, to express general ironical dissatisfaction.
Micawber's family have been so good as to express their dissatisfaction at this state of things.
I suppose it is the way with all men and women who reach middle age without the clear perception that life never can be thoroughly joyous: under the vague dullness of the grey hours, dissatisfaction seeks a definite object, and finds it in the privation of an untried good.
But none shared the general feeling of dissatisfaction so keenly as Cedric the Saxon, who saw, in each advantage gained by the Norman challengers, a repeated triumph over the honour of England.
Trefusis remarked that in a corrupt society expressions of dissatisfaction were always creditable to a writer's sensibility; but he did not say much in praise of the verse.
It would not be easy to determine whether our arrival gave us greater joy, or the inhabitants greater apprehensions, for we could discern a continual tumult in the land, and took notice that the crews of some barks that lay in the harbour were unlading with all possible diligence, to prevent the cargo from falling into our hands, very much indeed to the dissatisfaction of many of our soldiers, who having engaged in this expedition, with no other view than of filling their pockets, were, before the return of our Abyssin, for treating them like enemies, and taking them as a lawful prize.