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If you feel dissatisfaction with something, you are not contented or pleased with it.

She has already expressed her dissatisfaction with this aspect of the policy...

Low pay is the main cause of job dissatisfaction among teachers.


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  • Dissatisfaction — Dis*sat is*fac tion, n. The state of being dissatisfied, unsatisfied, or discontented; uneasiness proceeding from the want of gratification, or from disappointed wishes and expectations. [1913 Webster] The ambitious man has little happiness, but… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dissatisfaction — I noun annoyance, chagrin, complaint, dejection, disaffection, disagreement, disappointment, disapprobation, disapproval, discomfort, discontent, discontentedness, discontentment, discouragement, disesteem, disfavor, disgruntlement, disgust,… …   Law dictionary

  • dissatisfaction — 1630s; see DIS (Cf. dis ) + SATISFACTION (Cf. satisfaction) …   Etymology dictionary

  • dissatisfaction — [n] discontent, unhappiness annoyance, anxiety, aversion, boredom, chagrin, complaint, desolation, disapproval, discomfort, discouragement, disfavor, disgruntlement, disinclination, dislike, disliking, dismay, displeasure, disquiet, disrelish,… …   New thesaurus

  • dissatisfaction — ► NOUN ▪ lack of satisfaction …   English terms dictionary

  • dissatisfaction — [dis΄sat is fak′shən, dis sat΄isfak′shən] n. 1. the condition of being dissatisfied or displeased; discontent 2. anything that dissatisfies …   English World dictionary

  • dissatisfaction — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ deep ▪ growing, increasing ▪ general, widespread ▪ popular, public ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • dissatisfaction — n. 1) to express, voice; feel dissatisfaction 2) deep, keen, profound; growing; widespread dissatisfaction 3) dissatisfaction about, with (they expressed deep dissatisfaction with working conditions) * * * [dɪsˌsætɪs fækʃ(ə)n] feel… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • dissatisfaction — /dis sat is fak sheuhn, dis sat /, n. 1. the state or attitude of not being satisfied; discontent; displeasure. 2. a particular cause or feeling of displeasure or disappointment: many dissatisfactions with the plan. [1630 40; DIS 1 +… …   Universalium

  • dissatisfaction — dis|sat|is|fac|tion [dıˌsætısˈfækʃən, dısˌsæ ] n [U] a feeling of not being satisfied ≠ ↑satisfaction dissatisfaction with ▪ 30% of customers expressed dissatisfaction with the service …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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