Unsatisfactory, unsatisfactorily, and dissatisfactory are real words, but why is dissatisfactorily not a real word?
I understand the difference between the two forms (un- vs dis-): What's the difference between "dissatisfied" and "unsatisfied"?
In constructing this sentence:
Dissatisfied employees work dissatisfactorily
I was disappointed to learn that dissatisfactorily is not in any online dictionary I consulted.
I know I could say:
unsatisfied employees work unsatisfactorily
but I think that changes the meaning significantly. Unsatisfied is almost passive and invokes thoughts of disappointment, while dissatisfied describes disapproval. So it makes sense to me that since one has an adverb so would the other. Is there something about the word dissatisfactorily that it fails to make logical sense? Is there some other reason why it is not a word?
A similar question comes close, but the OP is clearly looking for unsatisfactorily to describe what is felt in the given situation.