transitive verb Date: 1666 to fail to satisfy ; displease

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Dissatisfy — Dis*sat is*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dissatisfied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dissatisfying}.] 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dissatisfy — index disaffect, disappoint Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • dissatisfy — 1660s; see DIS (Cf. dis ) + SATISFY (Cf. satisfy). Related: Dissatisfied; dissatisfying …   Etymology dictionary

  • dissatisfy — [dis′sat isfī΄] vt. dissatisfied, dissatisfying to fail to satisfy; make discontented; displease …   English World dictionary

  • dissatisfy — /dis sat is fuy /, v.t., dissatisfied, dissatisfying. to cause to be displeased, esp. by failing to provide something expected or desired. [1660 70; DIS 1 + SATISFY] * * * …   Universalium

  • dissatisfy — verb a) To fail to satisfy. b) To displease. See Also: dissatisfaction …   Wiktionary

  • dissatisfy — Synonyms and related words: baffle, balk, bilk, cast down, cross, dash, defeat, defeat expectation, disappoint, discontent, disgruntle, dishearten, disillusion, displease, foil, frustrate, let down, put out, tantalize, tease, thwart …   Moby Thesaurus

  • dissatisfy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. discontent, displease, disappoint; vex, annoy, anger. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. displease, discontent, disappoint, perturb; see anger 1 , bother 3 , disappoint . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To… …   English dictionary for students

  • dissatisfy — dis|sat|is|fy [ dıs sætıs,faı ] verb transitive if something dissatisfies you, it annoys you because it is not as good as you expected it to be …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dissatisfy —  , dissatisfied, dissatisfaction  Note ss …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

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