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Definitions for dissatisfaction
ˌdɪs sæt ɪsˈfæk ʃən, dɪsˌsæt-dis·sat·is·fac·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dissatisfactionnoun

    the feeling of being displeased and discontent

    "he was never slow to express his dissatisfaction with the service he received"


  1. dissatisfactionnoun

    unhappiness or discontent

  2. dissatisfactionnoun

    the cause of such feelings

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Dissatisfactionnoun

    The state of being dissatisfied; discontent; want of something to compleat the wish.

    Etymology: dis and satisfaction.

    He that changes his condition, out of impatience and dissatisfaction, when he has tried a new one, wishes for his old again. Roger L'Estrange.

    The ambitious man has little happiness, but is subject to much uneasiness and dissatisfaction. Joseph Addison, Spectator.

    In vain we try to remedy the defects of our acquisition, by varying the object: the same dissatisfaction pursues us through the circle of created goods. John Rogers, Sermon 5.


  1. dissatisfaction

    Contentment is an emotional state of satisfaction that can be seen as a mental state drawn from being at ease in one's situation, body and mind. Colloquially speaking, contentment could be a state of having accepted one's situation and is a milder and more tentative form of happiness.Contentment and the pursuit of contentment are a central thread through many philosophical or religious schools across diverse cultures, times and geographies. Siddhartha, the founder of Buddhism, once said "Health is the most precious gain and contentment, the greatest wealth". John Stuart Mill, centuries later, would write "I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them." Marcus Aurelius wrote "Live with the gods. And he who does so constantly shows them that his soul is satisfied with what is assigned to them." Hebrews 13:5 reads "Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, 'Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.'" Chinese philosopher Zhuang Zhou once wrote in the 3rd century BCE, "A gentleman who profoundly penetrates all things and is in harmony with their transformations will be contented with whatever time may bring. He follows the course of nature in whatever situation he may be."The literature above all states that contentment is a state which is ideally reached through being happy with what a person has, as opposed to achieving one's larger ambitions. Socrates described this by saying, "He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have." There are a number of elements of achievement that make finding a state of personal contentment easier, such as a strong family unit, a strong local community, and satisfaction of life's basic needs as expressed in Maslow's hierarchy of needs. In general, the more needs in Maslow's hierarchy are achieved, the more easily one might achieve contentment.


  1. dissatisfaction

    Dissatisfaction is a feeling of unhappiness or discontentment due to unmet expectations or needs, unsatisfactory outcome or results, or general disappointment with a situation, product, service, or person. It is the state of being dissatisfied, often leading to a desire for change or improvement.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dissatisfactionnoun

    the state of being dissatisfied, unsatisfied, or discontented; uneasiness proceeding from the want of gratification, or from disappointed wishes and expectations

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dissatisfaction in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dissatisfaction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of dissatisfaction in a Sentence

  1. Hamadziripi Tamukamoyo:

    Xenophobia is becoming a barometer of dissatisfaction for the lack of service delivery and jobs, frustrated South Africans are picking on soft targets.

  2. Abraham Myerson:

    Society expects man to be a passive social animal who believes like the People of the Field in "Jurgen" that "to do what you always have done" and "what is expected of you" are the twin rules of life. This, is course, is not true. The wanton crucifixion of impulses, the unnecessary blocking and frustration of the drives and urges, are an evil that reflects itself in sophistication, ennui and boredom, dissatisfaction, melancholy, fatigue, anxiety and neurosis.

  3. Leo Buscaglia:

    Change is the end result of all true learning. Change involves three things: First, a dissatisfaction with self -- a felt void or need; second, a decision to change to fill the void or need; and third, a conscious dedication to the process of growth and change -- the willful act of making the change, doing something.

  4. Dilxat Raxit:

    China continues to avoid the main factors behind conflict and dissatisfaction.

  5. Lynn Su-lin:

    There's dissatisfaction, you can feel it, and people are stirring for change.

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    • A. cazique
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