Definition of dissatisfaction in English:



  • [mass noun] Lack of satisfaction.

    ‘widespread public dissatisfaction with incumbent politicians’
    • ‘Increasing dissatisfaction over the demands faced by this generation of women is rising up the political agenda.’
    • ‘On the street we heard only of people's dissatisfaction and frustration.’
    • ‘It also reveals the seething level of frustration and dissatisfaction among parents.’
    • ‘There is a sense of dissatisfaction amongst Australians, and unhappiness perhaps.’
    • ‘His dissatisfaction with the structure of the college's welfare system was not, however, mitigated.’
    • ‘Yet if anything, my anger and dissatisfaction probably exceeds that of the residents.’
    • ‘This, she says, prevents dissatisfaction and unnecessary expense for the customer.’
    • ‘A survey then found the most common reason for dissatisfaction of treatment in labour was lack of pain relief.’
    • ‘The memo does reflect some level of dissatisfaction with the progress of the war.’
    • ‘It was only when the prospective customers expressed dissatisfaction that the deal was aborted.’
    • ‘If you're in the business of building software, user dissatisfaction quite simply equates to reduced sales.’
    • ‘Empty stalls suggest dissatisfaction with facilities and stall fees.’
    • ‘The level of dissatisfaction could be seen by the fact that even representatives of the young middle classes were often upset.’
    • ‘The Board has expressed its dissatisfaction and disappointment at this action.’
    • ‘For all the hype, cars seem much more the source of restless dissatisfaction than of pleasure.’
    • ‘There is very little result in trying to change oneself out of dissatisfaction and disapproval.’
    • ‘As a result, Union leaders are unhappy and their dissatisfaction is made clear.’
    • ‘There's a growing and palpable dissatisfaction with what material things can provide.’
    • ‘I think some inherent dissatisfaction with my current job may have been behind my initial decision to apply for this new job.’
    • ‘Something in this comic book spoke to their dissatisfaction and frustration with the world as it stands today.’
    discontent, discontentment, disappointment, disaffection, disquiet, unhappiness, malaise, disgruntlement, frustration, vexation, annoyance, irritation, anger, exasperation, resentment
    restlessness, restiveness
    disapproval, disapprobation, disfavour, displeasure, grievance, disregard, disgust
    regret, chagrin, dismay
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