HyperDic: unsatisfactory

English > 1 sense of the word unsatisfactory:
ADJECTIVEallunsatisfactorynot giving satisfaction
unsatisfactory > pronunciation
Soundsah.nsahtihsfae'kteriy
Rhymesaccessory ... worry: 201 rhymes with eriy...
English > unsatisfactory: 1 sense > adjective 1
Meaningnot giving satisfaction.
Examples
  • "shops should take back unsatisfactory goods"
  • "her performance proved to be unsatisfactory"
  • "our discussion was very unsatisfactory"
Narrowerdisappointing, dissatisfactory, unsatisfyingnot up to expectations
failingBelow acceptable in performance
offBelow a satisfactory level
unacceptablenot adequate to give satisfaction
See alsoinadequate, unequalLacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task
unacceptablenot acceptable
OppositesatisfactoryGiving satisfaction
Spanishinsatisfactorio
Catalaninsatisfactori
Nounsunsatisfactorinessthe quality of being inadequate / inadequate or unsuitable
Adverbsunsatisfactorilyin an unsatisfactory manner

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