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unsatisfying

(ʌnˈsætɪsˌfaɪɪŋ)
adj
not fulfilling or satisfactory: it was inherently unsatisfying work.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unsatisfying - not up to expectationsunsatisfying - not up to expectations; "a disappointing performance from one who had seemed so promising"
unsatisfactory - not giving satisfaction; "shops should take back unsatisfactory goods"; "her performance proved to be unsatisfactory"; "life is becoming increasingly unsatifactory"; "our discussion was very unsatisfactory"
Translations

unsatisfying

[ˈʌnˈsætɪsfaɪɪŋ] ADJpoco satisfactorio; (= insufficient) → insuficiente

unsatisfying

[ˌʌnˈsætɪsfaɪɪŋ] adjinsatisfaisant(e)

unsatisfying

unsatisfying

[ʌnˈsætɪsˌfaɪɪŋ] adj (result, work) → insoddisfacente, poco soddisfacente; (meal) → che non soddisfa
References in classic literature ?
This was soon done; but again, as I thus conned all those virtues which I was to expect united in one unhappy woman, the result was still unsatisfying, for I began to perceive that it was really not perfection that I was in search of.
But the jest was unsatisfying, and I was thinking of these figures all the morning, until Weena's rescue drove them out of my head.
Life in the cannibal village had been too unsatisfying.
The fruit of the itching palm is so bitter and unsatisfying that a
Dunfer, his fragmentary revelation, and the unsatisfying explanatory note by the headstone, came back with singular distinctness.
If you, Lawyer Lightwood, had backed me good and true, and if the T'other Governor had took me down correct (I says under my mark), I should have been worth money at the present time, instead of having a barge-load of bad names chucked at me, and being forced to eat my words, which is a unsatisfying sort of food wotever a man's appetite
This low-budget indie seems unable to decide and ends up entertaining but generally unsatisfying.
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It's certainly easy on the eye and comes with a big-name cast but no amount of chintzy spectacle disguises such an unsatisfying take on the world-famous love story.
THE VERDICT This smart but oddly unsatisfying story of a "perfect" couple who start to have doubts about their relationship is pretty to look at but all rather plodding, despite all the best efforts of French hunk Guillaume Canet as Knightley's former lover.
From my perspective, it feels a bit nice, ie woolly and unsatisfying.