Definition of dissatisfaction in US English:



  • Lack of satisfaction.

    ‘widespread public dissatisfaction with incumbent politicians’
    • ‘A survey then found the most common reason for dissatisfaction of treatment in labour was lack of pain relief.’
    • ‘For all the hype, cars seem much more the source of restless dissatisfaction than of pleasure.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There's a growing and palpable dissatisfaction with what material things can provide.’
    • ‘The memo does reflect some level of dissatisfaction with the progress of the war.’
    • ‘There is very little result in trying to change oneself out of dissatisfaction and disapproval.’
    • ‘On the street we heard only of people's dissatisfaction and frustration.’
    • ‘As a result, Union leaders are unhappy and their dissatisfaction is made clear.’
    • ‘The Board has expressed its dissatisfaction and disappointment at this action.’
    • ‘The level of dissatisfaction could be seen by the fact that even representatives of the young middle classes were often upset.’
    • ‘It was only when the prospective customers expressed dissatisfaction that the deal was aborted.’
    • ‘It also reveals the seething level of frustration and dissatisfaction among parents.’
    • ‘Increasing dissatisfaction over the demands faced by this generation of women is rising up the political agenda.’
    • ‘Empty stalls suggest dissatisfaction with facilities and stall fees.’
    • ‘If you're in the business of building software, user dissatisfaction quite simply equates to reduced sales.’
    • ‘I think some inherent dissatisfaction with my current job may have been behind my initial decision to apply for this new job.’
    • ‘This, she says, prevents dissatisfaction and unnecessary expense for the customer.’
    • ‘Something in this comic book spoke to their dissatisfaction and frustration with the world as it stands today.’
    • ‘Yet if anything, my anger and dissatisfaction probably exceeds that of the residents.’
    discontent, discontentment, disappointment, disaffection, disquiet, unhappiness, malaise, disgruntlement, frustration, vexation, annoyance, irritation, anger, exasperation, resentment
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