Definition of dissatisfaction noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌdɪsˌsætɪsˈfækʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsˌsætɪsˈfækʃn//
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  1. 1[uncountable] dissatisfaction (with/at somebody/something) a feeling that you are not pleased and satisfied Many people have expressed their dissatisfaction with the arrangement. opposite satisfaction
  2. 2[countable, usually plural] something that causes you to feel dissatisfied The characters struggle with their own personal dissatisfactions and frustrations.
  3. Word Familysatisfaction noun (dissatisfaction)satisfactory adjective (unsatisfactory)satisfy verbsatisfying adjective (unsatisfying)satisfied adjective (dissatisfied) (unsatisfied)Extra examples Pay cuts have led to widespread dissatisfaction. She expressed deep dissatisfaction at the way the interview had been conducted. There is growing dissatisfaction with the current style of management. There was widespread dissatisfaction among the public. We’re seeing an increased trend in body dissatisfaction. dissatisfaction over the slow progress of the peace process
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