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Dissatisfy  v. t.  (past & past part. dissatisfied; pres. part. 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 dissatisfied with one's fortune. "The dissatisfied factions of the autocracy."

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"Dissatisfy" Quotes from Famous Books

... Latin in the University of London, probably without much hope of satisfying himself, and certain to dissatisfy every one who could read, or pretend to read, the original, did nevertheless complete and publish a translation of the "Iliad." And now, unmindful of Bentley's dictum, that no man was ever written down but by himself, he has published an answer to Mr. Arnold's criticism of his work. ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 09, No. 51, January, 1862 • Various

... my Love prefer, And my Antonio shall out-rival her. [Looks about, and misses them. —Ah, am I left alone! how frail is Man! That which last Moment I resolv'd upon, I find my Heart already disapprove, And grieve her loss; can this be ought but Love? My Soul's dissatisfy'd now she is gone, And yet but now I wish'd to be alone. —Inform me, Love, who shares the better part, Friendship, or thee, in my divided Heart. [Offers ...
— The Works of Aphra Behn - Volume IV. • Aphra Behn

... play as that in which the adventures of the Shirleys were hurried and huddled into inadequate and incoherent presentation as "The Travels of Three English Brothers," however justly it may offend or dissatisfy the literary critic, can hardly be without attraction for the lover of his country: curiosity may be disappointed of its hope, yet patriotism may find matter for its sympathy. And if so much may be said on behalf of a poetic and dramatic failure, this and far ...
— The Age of Shakespeare • Algernon Charles Swinburne

... but it leads to reality. All short and easy answers to the supreme question dissatisfy after the first flush. The confidence of the dogmatic answer, we soon discover, has no sufficient authority to back it. The glib theoretical answer leads us, after all, to a Balance of Probabilities. That is the best God ...
— The Chief End of Man • George S. Merriam

Words linked to "Dissatisfy" :   let down, disgruntle, dissatisfactory, displease, discontent

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