Definition of dissatisfy in English:


Line breaks: dis|sat¦isfy
Pronunciation: /dɪ(s)ˈsatɪsfʌɪ

verb (dissatisfies, dissatisfying, dissatisfied)

[with object]
  • Fail to satisfy (someone): what is it about these words that dissatisfies you?
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    • Apart from immersing myself in music via my portable minidisc player, in almost all other areas technology is boring me, sometimes actively dissatisfying me.
    • We don't want to dissatisfy the people who have put their trust in us,’ he said.
    • Or would she be punished for dissatisfying him?
    displease, fail to satisfy, give cause for complaint, not be good enough; disappoint, let down; disquiet, disgruntle, aggrieve, frustrate, vex, annoy, irritate, put out, anger, exasperate

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