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. 2013.

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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 — transitive verb Date: 1666 to fail to satisfy ; displease …   New Collegiate 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 —  , dissatisfied, dissatisfaction  Note ss …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

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