Dissatisfaction Dis*sat`is*fac"tion, n. The state of being dissatisfied, unsatisfied, or discontented; uneasiness proceeding from the want of gratification, or from disappointed wishes and expectations. [1913 Webster]

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

Syn: Discontent; discontentment; displeasure; disapprobation; distaste; dislike. [1913 Webster]

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