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[ UK /dɪsˌætɪsfˈækʃən/ ]
[ US /ˌdɪsætɪsˈfækʃən/ ]
  1. the feeling of being displeased and discontent
    he was never slow to express his dissatisfaction with the service he received
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How To Use dissatisfaction In A Sentence

  • Finally, dissatisfaction with housing conditions produced schemes for slum clearance or improvement and substantial house-building programmes.
  • He stormed out from the table and the meeting was concluded with dissatisfaction.
  • Wenger, however, prefers to invest in promise rather than experience, and at this juncture the consequence of a persistent collective callowness is that while his club may have a waiting list of 40,000 for their season tickets, the empty seats in the middle and upper tiers last night spoke of the dissatisfaction of those among their supporters who do not subscribe to the doctrine of keeping the faith through thick and thin. Arsenal fizzle out after early promise – just like last season | Richard Williams
  • Dissatisfaction among the managers soon permeated down to members of the workforce.
  • There were still others where the notion frothed and foamed, turning up unexpected ideas, revealing depths of dissatisfaction, of desire, of unsuspected powers in woman that startled the staid old world. The Business of Being a Woman
  • It was not an unhandsome face, though generally the expression it wore was one of good-humored dissatisfaction with life in general.
  • I like the gnawing dissatisfaction I carry home with me.
  • For instance, there is a positive correlation between marital dissatisfaction and the reported intensity of premenstrual symptoms.
  • Union that the capital resource of commercial imposts, which is the most convenient branch of revenue, can be prudently improved to a much greater extent under federal than under State regulation, and of course will render it less necessary to recur to more inconvenient methods; and with this further advantage, that as far as there may be any real difficulty in the exercise of the power of internal taxation, it will impose a disposition to greater care in the choice and arrangement of the means; and must naturally tend to make it a fixed point of policy in the national administration to go as far as may be practicable in making the luxury of the rich tributary to the public treasury, in order to diminish the necessity of those impositions which might create dissatisfaction in the poorer and most numerous classes of the society. The Federalist Papers
  • Others are banking on the budget crisis in Washington to increase voter dissatisfaction with Dole.
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