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unsatisfied

(ʌnˈsætɪsˌfaɪd)
adj
(of a person, demand, need, etc) not satisfied or fulfilled: an unsatisfied demand for fresh fruit.
dissatisfied, unsatisfied - Only a person can be dissatisfied, while an abstract thing (such as hunger) can be unsatisfied.
See also related terms for hunger.

unsatisfied

dissatisfied
1. 'unsatisfied'

If something such as a demand is unsatisfied, there is not enough of what is wanted.

There is already an unsatisfied demand for timber products.
2. 'dissatisfied'

If a person is dissatisfied, they are not contented and want changes in a situation or in their lives.

People are utterly dissatisfied with the economic situation.
The universities produced a number of dissatisfied idealists.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unsatisfied - not having been satisfiedunsatisfied - not having been satisfied    
insatiable, insatiate, unsatiable - impossible to satisfy; "an insatiate appetite"; "an insatiable demand for old buildings to restore"; "his passion for work was unsatiable"
2.unsatisfied - worried and uneasyunsatisfied - worried and uneasy      
discontent, discontented - showing or experiencing dissatisfaction or restless longing; "saw many discontent faces in the room"; "was discontented with his position"
Translations

unsatisfied

[ˈʌnˈsætɪsfaɪd] ADJinsatisfecho

unsatisfied

[ˌʌnˈsætɪsfaɪd] adj
(= dissatisfied) → mécontent(e), insatisfait(e)
to be unsatisfied with sth → ne pas être satisfait(e) de qch
(= unmet) [need, demand] → non satisfait(e)

unsatisfied

adj personnicht zufrieden, unzufrieden; (= not fulfilled)unbefriedigt, nicht zufrieden; (= not convinced)nicht überzeugt; appetite, desire, needunbefriedigt; curiosityunbefriedigt, ungestillt; the meal left me unsatisfieddas Essen hat mich nicht gesättigt; the book’s ending left us unsatisfiedwir fanden den Schluss des Buches unbefriedigend; a job that leaves him unsatisfiedeine Arbeit, die ihn nicht befriedigt; to be unsatisfied with somebody/somethingmit jdm/etw unzufrieden sein

unsatisfied

[ʌnˈsætɪsˌfaɪd] adj (desire, need) → non appagato/a; (not fulfilled, person) → insoddisfatto/a; (not convinced) unsatisfied (with)poco convinto/a (di)
References in classic literature ?
Jo gave her sister an encouraging pat on the shoulder as they parted for the day, each going a different way, each hugging her little warm turnover, and each trying to be cheerful in spite of wintry weather, hard work, and the unsatisfied desires of pleasure-loving youth.
All during the first year Louise tried to make her husband understand the vague and in- tangible hunger that had led to the writing of the note and that was still unsatisfied.
If unsatisfied by the philosophy of his companion, the Indian was far too dignified to betray his unbelief.
He thought it absurd, after he had reformed, and altered, and improved everywhere, to suit my notions, that I still remained unsatisfied.
In my dreams, along at first, I still wandered thirteen centuries away, and my unsatisfied spirit went calling and harking all up and down the unreplying vacancies of a vanished world.
And thus he goes on, from dish to dish, like a boy after a butterfly which just misses getting caught every time it alights, but somehow doesn't get caught after all; and at the end the exile and the boy have fared about alike; the one is full, but grievously unsatisfied, the other has had plenty of exercise, plenty of interest, and a fine lot of hopes, but he hasn't got any butterfly.
Dobbins, had reached middle age with an unsatisfied ambition.
As to the nature of these friendships, which seemed so many to the eye of the superficial observer, they were of various kinds, and while the girl pursued them with enthusiasm and ardor, they left her unsatisfied and heart-hungry; they were never intimacies such as are so readily made by shallow natures.
I leant against a pillar of the verandah, drew my grey mantle close about me, and, trying to forget the cold which nipped me without, and the unsatisfied hunger which gnawed me within, delivered myself up to the employment of watching and thinking.
Never having enjoyed the sense of achievement, he was troubled with unsatisfied aspirations that filled him with melancholy and convinced him that he was a born artist.
What dost thou want, unsatisfied in the very heart of abundance?
Yet such a gift is illimitable; he may only win from secret to secret and die unsatisfied.