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dissatisfy

dis·sat·is·fy

dissatisfy

 
 
pronunciation:
dIs sae tihs faI
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: dissatisfied, dissatisfies, dissatisfying
definition: to fail to satisfy, esp. to fail to meet the expectations of; displease; disappoint.
Her work dissatisfied her boss and he eventually fired her.
antonyms:
please, satisfy
Word Parts
The word dissatisfy contains the following part:
dis- Latin prefix that means not; apart; reverse, negate
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The prefix dis- occurs in English attached to Latin roots, as in dissent , but also forms words in English by attaching to verbs (dishearten ) and nouns (disbelief ). dis- has two other forms, as the "s" sound in dis- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms dif- and di-3.
synonyms:
de-, un-