1. graded adjective & adjective [usu v-link ADJ] If you are unsatisfied with something, you are disappointed because you have not got what you hoped to get. ⇒ The game ended a few hours too early, leaving players and spectators unsatisfied. [+ with] ⇒ The centre helps people who are unsatisfied with the solicitors they are given. 2. graded adjective & adjective [usu ADJ n] If a need or demand is unsatisfied, it is not dealt with. ⇒ The poll suggests that the strongest unsatisfied appetite for home computers isn't among the richest consumers.
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