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    Default confusable words

    what are differences between dissatisfied and unsatisfied?

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    Default Re: confusable words

    They can be synonyms but differ here:

    When 'satisfied' means 'pleased, gratified', the antonym is 'dissatisfied'.
    When 'satisfied' means 'completed, fulfilled', the antonym is 'unsatisfied'.

    In addition, I imagine that there are some collocational preferences.

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