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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The character or state of being unsatisfactory; failure to give satisfaction.

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  • noun The state or condition of being unsatisfactory.

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  • noun the quality of being inadequate or unsuitable


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unsatisfactory +‎ -ness


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  • It means the deep, subtle sense of unsatisfactoriness which is a part of every mental treadmill.

    doggdot.us 2009

  • It means the deep, subtle sense of unsatisfactoriness which is a part of every mental treadmill.

    doggdot.us 2009

  • The second important opportunity is the possibility of experiencing pleasure without the after-taste of unsatisfactoriness.

    Chade-Meng Tan: Have Your Karma and Eat Cake Too 2010

  • If selfishness is considered a value, altruistic actions will be undervalued and altruistic people coerced to do less than they would like to make (and could make), causing remorse (now a real reason for that) and unsatisfactoriness with relation to their own actions.

    This Looks Important, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty 2009

  • I have always like comparing this to the Buddhist concept of "dukkha" or unsatisfactoriness, disquieted, uneasy .... the inherent wrongness of conscious life.

    Karen Kisslinger: Is Human Life a Mental Illness? 2008

  • The odd unsatisfactoriness of Paradise Regain'd in the eyes of many readers is as much as anything to do with this climax, poetically surprising and morally challenging.

    Archbishop preaches about John Milton 2008

  • This unsatisfactoriness and inconsistency mainly result from Herder's oversight of a single fact: that it is perfectly possible to reconcile narrow expressivism with the attribution of thoughts to non-linguistic art, namely by insisting that the thoughts expressed by non-linguistic art must be derivative from and bounded by the artist's capacity for linguistic expression.

    Johann Gottfried von Herder Forster, Michael 2007

  • The fleeting nature of beauty described by mono no aware derives from the three states of existence in Buddhist philosophy: unsatisfactoriness, impersonality, and most importantly in this context, impermanence.

    the ah-ness of things, of life, of love kerouacslover 2007

  • The artist, even if the greatest artistic attainments are granted him, has all the greater a sense of unsatisfactoriness or frustration as a creative personality to endure.

    Creation, Creativity and Creatureliness: the Wisdom of Finite Existence Study Day organised by the St Theosevia Centre for Christian Spirituality, Oxford 2005

  • But, the worthy Mr Boffin jogged away with a comfortless impression he could have dispensed with, that there was a deal of unsatisfactoriness in the world, besides what he had recalled as appertaining to the Harmon property.

    Our Mutual Friend 2004


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