Antonyms of verb satisfy

2 of 3 senses of satisfy

Sense 1
satisfy, fulfill, fulfil, live up to -- (meet the requirements or expectations of)
       Antonym of fall short of (Sense 1)
      => fall short of -- (fail to satisfy, as of expectations, for example)

Sense 2
satisfy, gratify -- (make happy or satisfied)
       Antonym of dissatisfy (Sense 1)
      => dissatisfy -- (fail to satisfy)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb satisfy

3 senses of satisfy

Sense 1
satisfy, fulfill, fulfil, live up to -- (meet the requirements or expectations of)
       => meet, fit, conform to -- (satisfy a condition or restriction; "Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?")

Sense 2
satisfy, gratify -- (make happy or satisfied)

Sense 3
meet, satisfy, fill, fulfill, fulfil -- (fill or meet a want or need)
       => provide, supply, ply, cater -- (give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests")

Antonyms of adj satisfying

2 senses of satisfying

Sense 1
hearty, satisfying, solid, square, substantial -- (providing abundant nourishment; "a hearty meal"; "good solid food"; "ate a substantial breakfast"; "four square meals a day")

INDIRECT (VIA wholesome) -> unwholesome -- (detrimental to physical or moral well-being; "unwholesome food"; "unwholesome habits like smoking")

Sense 2
comforting, cheering, satisfying -- (providing freedom from worry)

INDIRECT (VIA satisfactory) -> unsatisfactory -- (not giving satisfaction; "shops should take back unsatisfactory goods"; "her performance proved to be unsatisfactory"; "life is becoming increasingly unsatifactory"; "our discussion was very unsatisfactory")

Similarity of adj satisfying

2 senses of satisfying

Sense 1
hearty, satisfying, solid, square, substantial -- (providing abundant nourishment; "a hearty meal"; "good solid food"; "ate a substantial breakfast"; "four square meals a day")
       => wholesome (vs. unwholesome) -- (conducive to or characteristic of physical or moral well-being; "wholesome attitude"; "wholesome appearance"; "wholesome food")

Sense 2
comforting, cheering, satisfying -- (providing freedom from worry)
       => satisfactory (vs. unsatisfactory) -- (giving satisfaction; "satisfactory living conditions"; "his grades were satisfactory")

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