ungratified


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ungratified

(ʌnˈɡrætɪˌfaɪd)
adj
unsatisfied
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Adj.1.ungratified - worried and uneasyungratified - worried and uneasy      
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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"Well, I might be something worse," remarked Peter, in a not ungratified tone.
You shouldn't have a wish ungratified. All my money, to the last cent, should go to make you happy."
Leaving the Saxon chiefs to return to their banquet as soon as their ungratified curiosity should permit them to attend to the calls of their half-satiated appetite, we have to look in upon the yet more severe imprisonment of Isaac of York.
I could with less pain endure the raging in my own natural unsatisfied appetites, even hunger or thirst, than I could submit to leave ungratified the most whimsical desires of a woman on whom I so extravagantly doated, that, though I knew she had been the mistress of half my acquaintance, I firmly intended to marry her.
He had but one desire ungratified. If she could only see him now!
Ralph relieved her from her perplexity by taking his departure without delay: Madame Mantalini making many gracious inquiries why he never came to see them; and Mr Mantalini anathematising the stairs with great volubility as he followed them down, in the hope of inducing Kate to look round,--a hope, however, which was destined to remain ungratified.
What an odious, ungratified existence it must have been for a woman as avid of all the sensuous emotions which life can give as most of her betters.
'If you delay, he may die with his request ungratified, with his last wish--intrusted to me--we have long been much more than brothers--unfulfilled.
Albert Rhodes's 1876 study of suicide based on US federal census statistics suggests different motives between women and men: "Women appear to be more subject to moral influences such as disappointed love, betrayal, desertion, jealousy, domestic trouble and sentimental exaltation of every description." Men "are rather affected by trials of a material order, such as misery, business embarrassments, losses, ungratified ambition, the abuse of alcohol, the desire to escape from justice, and so on" (qtd.
And it is only the existence of these ungratified wants that are necessary for him to act.
'Ceremonies of innocence and the lineaments of ungratified desire: An analysis of a syncretic Southeast Asian taboo complex', Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde 165-2:193-232.
ungratified desire, already alive in the blood of both high and lower