dissatisfaction

  • 1 Dissatisfaction — Dis*sat is*fac tion, n. The state of being dissatisfied, unsatisfied, or discontented; uneasiness proceeding from the want of gratification, or from disappointed wishes and expectations. [1913 Webster] The ambitious man has little happiness, but… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 dissatisfaction — I noun annoyance, chagrin, complaint, dejection, disaffection, disagreement, disappointment, disapprobation, disapproval, discomfort, discontent, discontentedness, discontentment, discouragement, disesteem, disfavor, disgruntlement, disgust,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 dissatisfaction — 1630s; see DIS (Cf. dis ) + SATISFACTION (Cf. satisfaction) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 dissatisfaction — [n] discontent, unhappiness annoyance, anxiety, aversion, boredom, chagrin, complaint, desolation, disapproval, discomfort, discouragement, disfavor, disgruntlement, disinclination, dislike, disliking, dismay, displeasure, disquiet, disrelish,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 dissatisfaction — ► NOUN ▪ lack of satisfaction …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 dissatisfaction — [dis΄sat is fak′shən, dis sat΄isfak′shən] n. 1. the condition of being dissatisfied or displeased; discontent 2. anything that dissatisfies …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 dissatisfaction — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ deep ▪ growing, increasing ▪ general, widespread ▪ popular, public ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 8 dissatisfaction — n. 1) to express, voice; feel dissatisfaction 2) deep, keen, profound; growing; widespread dissatisfaction 3) dissatisfaction about, with (they expressed deep dissatisfaction with working conditions) * * * [dɪsˌsætɪs fækʃ(ə)n] feel… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 9 dissatisfaction — /dis sat is fak sheuhn, dis sat /, n. 1. the state or attitude of not being satisfied; discontent; displeasure. 2. a particular cause or feeling of displeasure or disappointment: many dissatisfactions with the plan. [1630 40; DIS 1 +… …

    Universalium

  • 10 dissatisfaction — [[t]dɪ̱ssæ̱tɪsfæ̱kʃ(ə)n[/t]] dissatisfactions N VAR: oft N with n If you feel dissatisfaction with something, you are not contented or pleased with it. She has already expressed her dissatisfaction with this aspect of the policy... Low pay is the …

    English dictionary

  • 11 dissatisfaction — dis|sat|is|fac|tion [dıˌsætısˈfækʃən, dısˌsæ ] n [U] a feeling of not being satisfied ≠ ↑satisfaction dissatisfaction with ▪ 30% of customers expressed dissatisfaction with the service …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 dissatisfaction — dis|sat|is|fac|tion [ dıs,sætıs fækʃən ] noun uncount the annoyed feeling you get when something is not as good as you expected it to be: dissatisfaction with: Teachers expressed dissatisfaction with the proposed contract …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 dissatisfaction — UK [dɪsˌsætɪsˈfækʃ(ə)n] / US noun [uncountable] the annoyed feeling that you get when something is not as good as you expected it to be dissatisfaction with: Teachers expressed dissatisfaction with the conclusions of the council s report …

    English dictionary

  • 14 dissatisfaction — (entrée créée par le supplément) (di ssa ti sfa ksion) s. f. Néologisme. Absence de satisfaction. •   Un mode de sentir.... impliquant une sanction qui gît dans la satisfaction ou la dissatisfaction, É. LITTRÉ Philos. positive, t. VI, p. 17 …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 15 dissatisfaction — noun widespread dissatisfaction with the new law Syn: discontent, discontentment, disaffection, disquiet, unhappiness, malaise, disgruntlement, vexation, annoyance, irritation, anger; disapproval, disapprobation, disfavor, displeasure …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16 dissatisfaction — noun the feeling of being displeased and discontent (Freq. 2) he was never slow to express his dissatisfaction with the service he received • Ant: ↑satisfaction • Derivationally related forms: ↑dissatisfy • Hypernyms: ↑ …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 17 dissatisfaction — noun Date: circa 1610 the quality or state of being dissatisfied ; discontent …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 dissatisfaction — noun /dɪsˌsætəsˈfækʃən/ a) unhappiness or discontent b) the cause of such feelings …

    Wiktionary

  • 19 dissatisfaction — Synonyms and related words: Faustianism, aggravation, agreement to disagree, alienation, angst, anguish, annoyance, anxiety, apostasy, aversion, bad books, bafflement, balk, ban, betrayed hope, blackball, blackballing, blasted expectation,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 dissatisfaction — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Lack of satisfaction] Syn. discontent, disappointment, discontentment, uneasiness, disquiet, desolation, querulousness, hopelessness, boredom, weariness, malaise, anxiety, trouble, worry, oppression, discouragement; see also …

    English dictionary for students


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