• WordNet 3.6
    • v dissatisfy fail to satisfy
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Dissatisfy To render unsatisfied or discontented; to excite uneasiness in by frustrating wishes or expectations; to displease by the want of something requisite; as, to be dissatisfied with one's fortune. "The dissatisfied factions of the autocracy."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • dissatisfy To render discontented; displease; frustrate or come short of one's wishes or expectations.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Dissatisfy dis-sat′is-fī not to satisfy: to make discontented: to displease
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  • Henry David Thoreau
    “The man who is dissatisfied with himself, what can he do?”
  • James Thomson
    James Thomson
    “That which makes people dissatisfied with their condition, is the chimerical idea they form of the happiness of others.”
  • Cecil B. De Mille
    Cecil B. De Mille
    “What I have crossed out I didn't like. What I haven't crossed out I'm dissatisfied with.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
    “I never admire another's fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own.”


In literature:

He looked restless and dissatisfied.
"Ruth" by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Of course, I knew you were dissatisfied with me, and it made me dissatisfied with myself.
"The Whirlpool" by George Gissing
And yet you are very dissatisfied if I wish to go anywhere alone.
"The Odd Women" by George Gissing
Mrs. Gilman was not as much dissatisfied, on reflection, about the price she had paid for her strawberries, as she had felt at first.
"Trials and Confessions of a Housekeeper" by T. S. Arthur
The effect of Mr. Allison's conversation was, as has been seen, to leave Markland in a still more dissatisfied state of mind.
"The Good Time Coming" by T. S. Arthur
After a few years of London she grew restless and dissatisfied.
"Famous Affinities of History V3" by Lyndon Orr
After a few years of London she grew restless and dissatisfied.
"Famous Affinities of History, Vol 1-4, Complete" by Lyndon Orr
Lord Willoughby, too, was extremely dissatisfied with his own position.
"History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete" by John Lothrop Motley
They even began to run down the works, because they were dissatisfied with the author.
"Ernest Maltravers, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The coffee was "cold", and I was much "dissatisfied".
"A Complete Grammar of Esperanto" by Ivy Kellerman Reed

In poetry:

And still she breaks the hearts of men,
Their hearts and all their pride,
Doomed to be cruel once again,
And live dissatisfied.
"Destroyer of Ships, Men, Cities" by James Elroy Flecker
``Why is it that all raptures cloy?
Though men extol, though women bless,
Why are we still chagrined with joy,
Dissatisfied with happiness?
"At The Gate Of The Convent" by Alfred Austin
Aw hate sich dissatisfied men,
An fowk 'at's detarmined to do soa,
Aw'd mak 'em goa live bi thersen,
Aght o'th' world,--like a Robinson Crusoe.
"Be Happy" by John Hartley
More or other, they still dissatisfy.
Unpoemed, unpictured, the potato
Bunches its knobby browns on a vastly
Superior page; the blunt stone also.
"Poems, Potatoes" by Sylvia Plath
Aloof, dissatisfied, plotting revolt,
Comrade of criminals, brother of slaves,
Crafty, despised, a drudge, ignorant,
With sudra face and worn brow, black, but in the depths of my heart,
proud as any;
"Chanting The Square Deific" by Walt Whitman
Then the Jews cried out, By our laws He ought to die,
Because He made Himself the Son of God the Most High;
And when Pilate heard that saying the Jews had made,
He saw they were dissatisfied, and he was the more afraid.
"The Crucifixion of Christ" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Some have left their powwows dissatisfied .
Musharraf Dissatisfied with Bhutto Death Probe.
Elton's dissatisfied with changes to the Empire's opinion section.
Satellite Radio's Bet on Dissatisfied Listeners.
Extraordinarily Dissatisfied' with Pakistan on Afghan War.
Veterans who are dissatisfied with the way their fiduciaries are handling their finances will be able to appeal those appointments if Congress passes legislation that was discussed at a June 20 House hearing in Washington, D.C.
Why are so many Americans dissatisfied with having to live a financially prudent lifestyle.
The result, not surprisingly, is a dissatisfied workforce.
If you have chronic low-back pain but have been dissatisfied with treatments such as physical therapy, spinal manipulation, or even surgery, researchers say the answer to your problem may be in the way you walk.
Why are 1 in 3 American adults pervasively dissatisfied with their lives.
Dissatisfied with the leadership of the Palmetto Bay Village Council, John DuBois is running for vice mayor in order to better serve the community's residents.
The Partnership for Public Service's 2012 Best Places to Work report finds that federal employess are more likely to be frustrated and dissatisfied with their jobs than the year before.
Tulane University Football Stadium Parking Proposal Leaves Many Dissatisfied.
Tulane University football stadium parking proposal leaves many dissatisfied.
Yet, like other new EU members, they are dissatisfied with their government.

In science:

When we accept a clause we are guaranteeing to satisfy it; when we reject a clause we are free to satisfy or dissatisfy it.
Random MAX SAT, Random MAX CUT, and Their Phase Transitions
Einstein was at first dissatisfied with the lack of general covariance of his field equations.
Genesis of general relativity - Discovery of general relativity