satisfactory


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sat·is·fac·to·ry

 (săt′ĭs-făk′tə-rē)
adj.
Giving satisfaction sufficient to meet a demand or requirement; adequate. See Synonyms at sufficient.

sat′is·fac′to·ri·ly adv.
sat′is·fac′to·ri·ness n.

satisfactory

(ˌsætɪsˈfæktərɪ; -trɪ)
adj
1. adequate or suitable; acceptable: a satisfactory answer.
2. giving satisfaction
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) constituting or involving atonement, recompense, or expiation for sin
ˌsatisˈfactorily adv
ˌsatisˈfactoriness n

sat•is•fac•to•ry

(ˌsæt ɪsˈfæk tə ri, -ˈfæk tri)

adj.
1. satisfying demands, expectations, or requirements; adequate.
2. atoning or expiating.
[1520–30; < Medieval Latin satisfactōrius= Latin satisfac(ere) (see satisfaction) + -tōrius -tory1]
sat`is•fac′to•ri•ly, adv.
sat`is•fac′to•ri•ness, n.

satisfactory

satisfying
1. 'satisfactory'

You say that something is satisfactory when it is acceptable or fulfils a particular need or purpose.

His doctor described his state of health as fairly satisfactory.
It's not a satisfactory system.
2. 'satisfying'

You do not use satisfactory to describe something that gives you a feeling of pleasure and fulfilment. The word you use is satisfying.

There's nothing more satisfying than doing the work you love.
It's wonderful to have a satisfying hobby.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.satisfactory - giving satisfaction; "satisfactory living conditions"; "his grades were satisfactory"
acceptable - worthy of acceptance or satisfactory; "acceptable levels of radiation"; "performances varied from acceptable to excellent"
adequate, equal - having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task; "she had adequate training"; "her training was adequate"; "she was adequate to the job"; "he was equal to the task"
unsatisfactory - not giving satisfaction; "shops should take back unsatisfactory goods"; "her performance proved to be unsatisfactory"; "life is becoming increasingly unsatifactory"; "our discussion was very unsatisfactory"
2.satisfactory - meeting requirementssatisfactory - meeting requirements; "the step makes a satisfactory seat"
good - having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified; "good news from the hospital"; "a good report card"; "when she was good she was very very good"; "a good knife is one good for cutting"; "this stump will make a good picnic table"; "a good check"; "a good joke"; "a good exterior paint"; "a good secretary"; "a good dress for the office"

satisfactory

satisfactory

adjective
1. Being what is needed without being in excess:
2. Of moderately good quality but less than excellent:
Informal: OK, tidy.
3. Serving to convince:
Translations
uspokojivývyhovující
tilfredsstillende
tyydyttävä
zadovoljavajući
viîunandi, fullnægjandi
満足のいく
만족스러운
zadovoljiv
nöjaktig
ที่พึงพอใจ
đáng hài lòng

satisfactory

[ˌsætɪsˈfæktərɪ] ADJ (= pleasing) → satisfactorio; (= sufficient) → adecuado

satisfactory

[ˌsætɪsˈfæktəri] adj [work, standard, outcome] → satisfaisant(e)

satisfactory

adjbefriedigend, zufriedenstellend; account, completion of contractzufriedenstellend; (= only just good enough)ausreichend, hinlänglich attr; reasontriftig, einleuchtend; excuseangemessen, annehmbar; (in exams) → ausreichend, befriedigend; to bring something to a satisfactory conclusionetw zufriedenstellend zum Abschluss bringen; to be in a satisfactory condition (Med) → sich in einem zufriedenstellenden Zustand befinden; work is proceeding at a satisfactory pacedie Arbeit geht zufriedenstellend voran; how satisfactory do you find the new conditions?wie sind Sie mit den neuen Verhältnissen zufrieden?; his work is only just satisfactoryseine Arbeit ist gerade noch annehmbar or (Sch) → befriedigend; this is just not satisfactory!das geht so nicht!; (= not enough)das reicht einfach nicht (aus)!; it’s hardly satisfactory being given only one hour’s noticedas geht doch nicht, wenn einem nur eine Stunde vorher Bescheid gesagt wird; an offer of 8% is simply not satisfactoryein Angebot von 8% reicht einfach nicht; your attitude is not satisfactoryIhre Einstellung lässt zu wünschen übrig

satisfactory

[ˌsætɪsˈfæktrɪ] adjsoddisfacente (Scol) → sufficiente
to bring sth to a satisfactory conclusion → concludere qc in modo soddisfacente

satisfy

(ˈsӕtisfai) verb
1. to give (a person) enough of what is wanted or needed to take away hunger, curiosity etc. The apple didn't satisfy my hunger; I told him enough to satisfy his curiosity.
2. to please. She is very difficult to satisfy.
ˌsatisˈfaction (-ˈfӕkʃən) noun
1. the act of satisfying or state of being satisfied. the satisfaction of desires.
2. pleasure or contentment. Your success gives me great satisfaction.
ˌsatisˈfactory (-ˈfӕktəri) adjective
(negative unsatisfactory) giving satisfaction; good enough to satisfy. Your work is not satisfactory; The condition of the sick man is satisfactory.
ˌsatisˈfactorily (-ˈfӕktə-) adverb
ˈsatisfied adjective
(sometimes with with) pleased. I'm satisfied with his progress; a satisfied customer.
ˈsatisfying adjective
pleasing. The story had a satisfying ending.

satisfactory

مُرْضٍ uspokojivý tilfredsstillende befriedigend ικανοποιητικός satisfactorio tyydyttävä satisfaisant zadovoljavajući soddisfacente 満足のいく 만족스러운 naar tevredenheid tilfredsstillende zadowalający satisfatório удовлетворительный nöjaktig ที่พึงพอใจ tatmin edici đáng hài lòng 满意

satisfactory

a. satisfactorio-a;
___ conditioncondición ___
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Buffaloes proved soothing and satisfactory, and in her eagerness to amuse another, Beth forgot herself, and was quite unconscious of her sisters' surprise and delight at the unusual spectacle of Beth talking away to one of the dreadful boys, against whom she had begged protection.
Jake bought everything the newsboys offered him: candy, oranges, brass collar buttons, a watch-charm, and for me a `Life of Jesse James,' which I remember as one of the most satisfactory books I have ever read.
The result of his investigation was far from satisfactory.
As far as we know," he dictated, "he was satisfactory.
It was like a flame which we see twinkling among half-extinguished embers; we gaze at it more intently than if it were a positive blaze, gushing vividly upward,--more intently, but with a certain impatience, as if it ought either to kindle itself into satisfactory splendor, or be at once extinguished.
Looking at him merely as an animal -- and there was very little else to look at -- he was a most satisfactory object, from the thorough healthfulness and wholesomeness of his system, and his capacity, at that extreme age, to enjoy all, or nearly all, the delights which he had ever aimed at or conceived of.
I took it up, and held it close to the light, and felt it, and smelt it, and tried every way possible to arrive at some satisfactory conclusion concerning it.
So; next to touching land, lighting on deck is the most satisfactory.
I will give four hundred dollars for him alive, and the same sum for satisfactory proof that he has been killed.
Is that satisfactory, or are you going to break out again?
It proved to be an extensive pile of crumbling walls, arches, and towers, massive, properly grouped for picturesque effect, weedy, grass-grown, and satisfactory.
The widow said I was coming along slow but sure, and doing very satisfactory.