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Feeling or exhibiting a lack of contentment or satisfaction.

dis·sat′is·fied′ly adv.
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having or showing dissatisfaction; discontented
disˈsatisˌfiedly adv
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(dɪsˈsæt ɪsˌfaɪd)

1. discontented.
2. showing dissatisfaction: a dissatisfied look.
dis•sat′is•fied`ly, adv.
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, unsatisfied - Only a person can be dissatisfied, while an abstract thing (such as hunger) can be unsatisfied.
See also related terms for hunger.
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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dissatisfied - in a state of sulky dissatisfaction
discontent, discontented - showing or experiencing dissatisfaction or restless longing; "saw many discontent faces in the room"; "was discontented with his position"
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bất mãn


[ˈdɪsˈsætɪsfaɪd] ADJdescontento, insatisfecho (with con) everyone was dissatisfied with the resultel resultado dejó descontento or insatisfecho a todo el mundo
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[dɪsˈsætɪsfaɪd] adjmécontent(e), insatisfait(e)
to be dissatisfied with sth/sb → être mécontent(e) de qch/qn, être insatisfait(e) de qch/qn
We were dissatisfied with the service → Nous étions mécontents du service., Nous étions insatisfaits du service
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adjunzufrieden (with mit)
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[ˈdɪsˈsætɪsfaɪd] adj dissatisfied (with)insoddisfatto/a (di), scontento/a (di)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


غَيْرُ راضٍ nespokojený utilfreds unzufrieden δυσαρεστημένος descontento tyytymätön insatisfait nezadovoljan insoddisfatto 不満な 불만스러운 ontevreden misfornøyd niezadowolony insatisfeito неудовлетворенный missnöjd ซึ่งไม่พอใจ hoşnutsuz bất mãn 不满意的
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References in classic literature ?
THE People being dissatisfied with a Democratic Legislature, which stole no more than they had, elected a Republican one, which not only stole all they had but exacted a promissory note for the balance due, secured by a mortgage upon their hope of death.
He felt that Kutuzov was upset and dissatisfied about something and that at headquarters they were dissatisfied with him, and also that at the Emperor's headquarters everyone adopted toward him the tone of men who know something others do not know: he therefore wished to speak to Dolgorukov.
When I attended the King in order to deliver the presents, after I had excused the smallness of them, as being, though unworthy his acceptance, the largest that our profession of poverty, and distance from our country, allowed us to make, he examined them one by one with a dissatisfied look, and told me that however he might be pleased with our good attentions, he thought our present such as could not be offered to a king without affronting him; and made me a sign with his hand to withdraw, and take back what I had brought.
Such of you as are now dissatisfied, still have the old Constitution unimpaired, and, on the sensitive point, the laws of your own framing under it; while the new administration will have no immediate power, if it would, to change either.
In YOUR hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen, and not in MINE, is the momentous issue of civil war.
For Glaucon, who is always the most pugnacious of men, was dissatisfied at Thrasymachus' retirement; he wanted to have the battle out.
The dream--and diction--of a God, did the world then seem to me; coloured vapours before the eyes of a divinely dissatisfied one.
"Sire," said he, "I quit the king's service because I am dissatisfied. The valet, in these times, can approach his master as respectfully as I do, can give him an account of his labor, bring back his tools, return the funds that have been intrusted to him, and say, `Master, my day's work is done.
Bingley was endeared to Darcy by the easiness, openness, and ductility of his temper, though no disposition could offer a greater contrast to his own, and though with his own he never appeared dissatisfied. On the strength of Darcy's regard, Bingley had the firmest reliance, and of his judgement the highest opinion.
Perhaps John Pendleton, of them all, however, was the most dissatisfied.
"Yes, sa compagne called me, and I tried to pacify him, he's very ill and was dissatisfied with the doctor.
"I am sure," replied Elinor, with a smile, "that his dearest friends could not be dissatisfied with such commendation as that.