Meaning of “dissatisfied” in the English Dictionary

"dissatisfied" in British English

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dissatisfiedadjective

uk /ˌdɪsˈsæt.ɪs.faɪd/ us /ˌdɪsˈsæt̬.əs.faɪd/

B2 not pleased with something; feeling that something is not as good as it should be:

If you're dissatisfied with the service, why don't you complain to the hotel manager?

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  • The manufacturers received thousands of complaints from dissatisfied customers.
  • "Did he say he was dissatisfied with Anna's work?" "Not exactly, but that was the general impression I got."
  • Were you dissatisfied with any aspect of the service you received at our restaurant today?
  • He felt increasingly dissatisfied with his life as he approached middle age.
  • The manager was dissatisfied with the quality of the goods and returned the entire batch.
dissatisfaction
noun [ U ] uk /dɪsˌsæt.ɪsˈfæk.ʃən/ us /ˌdɪs.sæt̬.əsˈfæk.ʃən/

B2

At the moment she's experiencing a lot of dissatisfaction with her job.

(Definition of “dissatisfied” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dissatisfied" in American English

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dissatisfiedadjective

us /dɪsˈsæt̬·əsˌfɑɪd/

not pleased with something; feeling that something is not as good as it should be:

She was dissatisfied with her job and decided to look for a new one.
dissatisfaction
noun [ U ] us /dɪsˌsæt̬·əsˈfæk·ʃən/

Many of the opinion surveys show deep dissatisfaction with Congress as an institution.

(Definition of “dissatisfied” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)