satisfactory

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

Definition of satisfactory

  1. :  giving satisfaction :  adequate a satisfactory performance

satisfactorily

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satisfactoriness

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Examples of satisfactory in a Sentence

  1. The job requires a satisfactory level of performance.

  2. Results are less satisfactory than had been anticipated.

  3. He gave a satisfactory account of how the accident had happened.

  4. The movie was brought to a satisfactory close.

  5. His work has been satisfactory, but not outstanding.

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15th Century

First Known Use of satisfactory

15th century


SATISFACTORY Defined for English Language Learners

satisfactory

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adjective

Definition of satisfactory for English Language Learners

  • : good enough for a particular purpose


SATISFACTORY Defined for Kids

satisfactory

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

Definition of satisfactory for Students

  1. :  good enough for a particular purpose :  causing satisfaction satisfactory work

satisfactorily

\-rə-lē\ adverb


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