• WordNet 3.6
    • n dissatisfaction the feeling of being displeased and discontent "he was never slow to express his dissatisfaction with the service he received"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dissatisfaction The state of being dissatisfied, unsatisfied, or discontented; uneasiness proceeding from the want of gratification, or from disappointed wishes and expectations. "The ambitious man has little happiness, but is subject to much uneasiness and dissatisfaction ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dissatisfaction The state of being dissatisfied; lack of pleasure or content in some thing, act, or situation; uneasiness proceeding from the want of gratification, or from disappointment.
    • n dissatisfaction Synonyms Discontentment, distaste, dislike, displeasure, disapprobation, disappointment, annoyance.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Dissatisfaction state of being dissatisfied: discontent: uneasiness
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  • Doug Horton
    “Change occurs in direct proportion to dissatisfaction, but dissatisfaction never changes.”


In literature:

Dissatisfaction, never far from their unstayed minds, crept at times very near, and superstition sat always amongst them.
"Sir Mortimer" by Mary Johnston
The reader will perhaps feel some dissatisfaction with the results of this study.
"Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic" by Sidney L. Gulick
No man, we imagine, was ever less troubled with self-dissatisfaction.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XVII. No. 101. May, 1876." by Various
There is no question but what this unanimity of dissatisfaction will vanish as soon as a remedy is seriously proposed.
"Disputed Handwriting" by Jerome B. Lavay
In this dissatisfaction the President shared to some extent.
"The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln" by Francis Fisher Browne
The feeling of flatness, the sense of dissatisfaction with the world as it stood, grew instead of diminishing.
"Max" by Katherine Cecil Thurston
Meanwhile, Big Jim tried to blind himself to his wife's growing dissatisfaction.
"Partners of Chance" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
There'll be a sense of dissatisfaction when the old lost comforts are regained.
"Carry On" by Coningsby Dawson
But what caused the greatest dissatisfaction were his restrictions on luxury.
"Plutarch's Lives, Volume II" by Aubrey Stewart & George Long
No cause for dissatisfaction.
"If Winter Comes" by A.S.M. Hutchinson

In poetry:

The weight of the world
is love.
Under the burden
of solitude,
under the burden
of dissatisfaction
"Song" by Allen Ginsberg
The moon, too, abuses her subjects,
But in the daytime she is ridiculous.
Your dissatisfactions, on the other hand,
Arrive through the mailslot with loving regularity,
White and blank, expansive as carbon monoxide.
"The Rival" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

Lack of governmental focus on managerial skills can lead to dissatisfaction, study says.
Maybe one of these days when he puts somebody in the wall he will man up and allow someone to express their dissatisfaction with his actions.
A Farragut resident again stood before the Town's Board of Mayor and Aldermen to discuss her dissatisfaction with First Utility District, Thursday, Nov 6.
This pain can result from muscle and tissue overuse, or from psychological factors, such as low social support, job dissatisfaction, and low individual job control.
President Obama was elected in November of 2008 riding a wave of general dissatisfaction with the Bush presidency.
An academic organizational climate that allows academic dishonesty, grade inflation, and incivility to proliferate may result in loss of faculty and dissatisfaction among students.
City Rep Emma Acosta has expressed her dissatisfaction with the proposed art.
Basing your decisions on price alone can lead to poor workmanship and overall dissatisfaction.
Urban Meyer has not hidden his dissatisfaction with the way his Ohio State team has played this season.
But dissatisfaction with the partisan gridlock in Washington creates a favorable political climate.
I can't tell whether it's a vocal few, but there seems to be mounting dissatisfaction with Downtown Greensboro Inc in some corners.
If a 2007 survey on worker satisfaction is any indication, Americans' dissatisfaction with their jobs is at its highest in 20 years.
Every presidential election generates a certain amount of dissatisfaction, and this year's more than most.
Perhaps it was the way Frank expressed his dissatisfaction with the march -- by mocking their efforts.
Voter dissatisfaction with infighting could challenge those already in office.

In science:

Dissatisfaction with the present state of affairs regarding the foundational relationship between physics and mathematics forms part of the background for this paper.
Towards a Coherent Theory of Physics and Mathematics: The Theory-Experiment Connection
The main dissatisfaction is that explicit formulas for orthogonal polynomials (most important, an integral representation similar to Eq.(94)) are not available for general weight functions dw(λ) = e−Q(λ)dλ.
Introduction to the Random Matrix Theory: Gaussian Unitary Ensemble and Beyond
These theoretical HH PECs, published a long time ago, were in fact one of the main reasons for our fundamental dissatisfaction with wave mechanical procedures [1,12] and with their reliability and predictive power for not yet observed systems [1a] (see below).
Theoretical and observed potential energy curves for neutral 4-unit charge Coulomb systems containing antihydrogen
The candidate brain circuitry has been discussed in (Levine & Perlovsky 2008; Levine 2009). A satisfaction or dissatisfaction of NfK is perceived emotionally.
Curiosity and Pleasure
He discussed several basic emotions. (The Emotions 1986). Grossberg and Levitin (1987) proposed a cognitive theory of drives and emotions; in this theory emotions are neural signals communicating satisfaction or dissatisfaction of drives to decisionmaking parts of the brain.
Curiosity and Pleasure