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unsatisfactory

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adjective un·sat·is·fac·to·ry \-ˌsa-təs-ˈfak-t(ə-)rē\

Simple Definition of unsatisfactory

  • : not good enough : not satisfactory

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of unsatisfactory

  1. :  not satisfactory

unsatisfactorily play \-t(ə-)rə-lē\ adverb
unsatisfactoriness play \-t(ə-)rē-nəs\ noun

Examples of unsatisfactory in a sentence

  1. He was fired for unsatisfactory performance.

  2. <an unsatisfactory first attempt at building a birdhouse>



Circa 1650

First Known Use of unsatisfactory

circa 1650


UNSATISFACTORY Defined for Kids

unsatisfactory

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adjective un·sat·is·fac·to·ry \ˈən-ˌsa-təs-ˈfak-tə-rē\

Definition of unsatisfactory for Students

  1. :  not what is needed or expected <His behavior in class has been unsatisfactory.>

unsatisfactorily \-rə-lē\ adverb




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