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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 ?
On the journey in the train he talked to his neighbors about politics and the new railways, and, just as in Moscow, he was overcome by a sense of confusion of ideas, dissatisfaction with himself, shame of something or other.
All these traces of his life seemed to clutch him, and to say to him: "No, you're not going to get away from us, and you're not going to be different, but you're going to be the same as you've always been; with doubts, everlasting dissatisfaction with yourself, vain efforts to amend, and falls, and everlasting expectation, of a happiness which you won't get, and which isn't possible for you.
Tacit obedience implies no force upon the will, and consequently may be easily, and without any pains, preserved; but when a wife, a child, a relation, or a friend, performs what we desire, with grumbling and reluctance, with expressions of dislike and dissatisfaction, the manifest difficulty which they undergo must greatly enhance the obligation.
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.
He sometimes noticed with dissatisfaction that he repeated the same remark on the same day in different circles.
She was oppressed by ennui, and by that dissatisfaction which in women's minds is continually turning into a trivial jealousy, referring to no real claims, springing from no deeper passion than the vague exactingness of egoism, and yet capable of impelling action as well as speech.
The fortnight Anne spent in Bolingbroke was a very pleasant one, with a little under current of vague pain and dissatisfaction running through it whenever she thought about Gilbert.
I was too much hurt to express any further dissatisfaction with his plans, or at all to refer to the subject again, except for the necessary arrangements concerning his departure and the conduct of affairs during his absence, till the day before he went, when I earnestly exhorted him to take care of himself and keep out of the way of temptation.
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.
PK 79 MPA Mufti Fazal Ghafoor also expressed dissatisfaction over the performance of various departments, especially public health, health, education.