unsatisfactory

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

Definition of unsatisfactory

  1. :  not satisfactory

unsatisfactorily

play \ˌən-ˌsa-təs-ˈfak-t(ə-)rə-lē\ adverb

unsatisfactoriness

play \ˌən-ˌsa-təs-ˈfak-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 English Language Learners

unsatisfactory

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

Definition of unsatisfactory for English Language Learners

  • : not good enough : not satisfactory


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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