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Definition of the verb dissatisfy
What does dissatisfy mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: dissatisfied
- fail to satisfy
- example: The performance is likely to dissatisfy Sue
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Cause] [Verb] The clown amused [Cause] [Verb] [Experiencer] The clown amused the children [Cause] [Verb] [Experiencer] [Adjective] That movie bored me silly [Cause] [Verb] [Experiencer] with [Oblique] The clown amused the children with his antics [Cause, genitive]'s [Oblique] [Verb] [Experiencer] The clown's antics amused the children [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Adverb] Little children amuse easily
Verbs of Psychological State (with the same syntax): abash, affect, afflict, affront, aggravate, aggrieve, agitate, agonize, alarm, alienate, amaze, amuse, anger, annoy, antagonize, appall, appease, arouse, assuage, astonish, astound, awe, baffle, befuddle, beguile, bewilder, bewitch, boggle, bore, bother, bug, calm, captivate, chagrin, charm, cheer, chill, comfort, concern, confound, confuse, console, content, convince, cow, crush, cut, daunt, daze, dazzle, deject, delight, demolish, demoralize, depress, devastate, disappoint, disarm, discombobulate, discomfit, discompose, disconcert, discourage, disgrace, disgruntle, disgust, dishearten, disillusion, dismay, dispirit, displease, disquiet, distract, distress, disturb, divert, dumbfound, elate, electrify, embarrass, embolden, enchant, encourage, enervate, engage, engross, enlighten, enliven, enrage, enrapture, entertain, enthrall, enthuse, entice, entrance, exasperate, excite, exhaust, exhilarate, fascinate, fatigue, faze, flabbergast, flatter, floor, fluster, frighten, frustrate, gall, galvanize, gladden, gratify, grieve, harass, harm, haunt, hearten, horrify, humble, humiliate, hurt, hypnotize, impair, impress, incense, inflame, infuriate, inspire, insult, interest, intimidate, intoxicate, intrigue, invigorate, irk, irritate, jade, jar, jollify, jolt, lull, madden, menace, mesmerize, miff, molest, mollify, mortify, move, muddle, mystify, nauseate, nettle, numb, obsess, occupy, offend, outrage, overawe, overwhelm, pacify, pain, peeve, perplex, perturb, pester, pique, placate, plague, please, preoccupy, provoke, puzzle, quench, rankle, ravish, reassure, recharge, refresh, rejuvenate, relax, relieve, repel, repulse, revitalize, revolt, rile, roil, ruffle, sadden, satiate, satisfy, scandalize, scare, shake, shame, shock, sicken, sober, solace, soothe, spellbind, spook, stagger, startle, stimulate, sting, stir, strike, stump, stun, stupefy, surprise, tantalize, taunt, tease, tempt, terrify, terrorize, threaten, thrill, throw, tickle, tire, titillate, torment, torture, touch, transfix, transport, trouble, try, unnerve, unsettle, uplift, upset, vex, weary, worry, wound, wow.
- lexical domain: Emotions - verbs of feeling
- antonym: satisfy
- more generic word: displease = give displeasure to
- more specific words:
- entailment: disappoint / let down = fail to meet the hopes or expectations of
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for dissatisfy
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London Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)
Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge
DISSATISFY, v. a. Dis and satisfy. Dissatisfa"ction, n.s. RT. disDissatisfactory, adj. § content; fail to Dissatisfa"cton IN ess, n.s.) please: dissatisfaction is the state of being dissatisfied: dissatisfactory, and dissatisfactorinesss, express inability to ...
A Treatise Explanatory of a New System of Naval, Military and Political Telegraphic Communication of General Application, in which a Comprehensive Numerical Dictionary ... Es Applied (1817)
by John Macdonald
by Disrespectin Disrespectf Disrespectful to Disrespectfully Disrespectfully to Disrespectfulness Dissatisfaction Dissatisfaction at Dissatisfactory Dissatisfactory accounts Dissatisfactory manner To dissatisfy Dissatisfy Dissatisfies Dissatisfied ...
Adapted to Signals by Flags Or Other Semaphores; and Arranged for Secret Correspondence, Through Morse's Electro-magnetic Telegraph: for the Use of Commanders of Vessels, Merchants, &c by Henry J. Rogers
DISRESPECTFUL, ly, DISSATISFY, ied. DISSENT, ers, ed. . . . Dissented from. DISSOLVE, d, ution. . . . Dissolved partnership. DISTANCE, s, d. . . . A considerable distance.
Oder Vollständiges Englisch-deutsches Wörterbuch, Anfänglich Von Nathan Bailey Herausgegeben; Jetzt Aber Fast Ganz Umgearbeitet, Vermehret und Verbessert Von Anton Ernst Klausing, ... by Nathan Bailey
Dissätisfied , Dissatisfy"d, malsatisfait, non contenras, offensus, beleidiget, übel zufrieden. To Disséct, dissequer, dissecare, zerschneiden - 2. * - Diflééted, disequé, aufgeschnitten, ze schnitten. Disséčtion, (dissecksch'n) dissection, eine ...
In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, Their Part of Speech Pointed Out, and Their Synonyms Collected, which are Occasionally Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples from the Best Writers by William Perry (lecturer in the Academy at Edinburgh.), William Perry (of Kelso, Scotland.), Samuel Johnson
Dissatisfy, 'j. a. to discontent, to displease (Collier); to fail to please, to offend by the want of something requisite. Loch. Dis-Scct', v. a. (Lat. disseco) to divide anatomically ; to divide and examine a literary work minutely. Atterlwry. Dis-scc' tioTi, j.
Under the Patronage of the Government of Ceylon by Benjamin Clough
oeroso, eeeo tovoo, senioceseedeo Dissatisfy, v. a. §§Derbyeses exoS)0. •eotovo&er,80, seroostess exoS)0 - Dissect, v. a. so): eroë3 Dissection, s. stoo)ešsanéS), so 3e) Dissemble, v. a. ...
by P M Ryan
dissatisfy whakaahu, disreputablehanga whakahāwea,rongo kino,whakanano disregard piki(-a),whakahāwea(-tia) disrepair ...
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Scrabble value of D2I1S1S1A1T1I1S1F4Y4
The value of this 10-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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