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un·sat·is·fac·to·ry

 (ŭn-săt′ĭs-făk′tə-rē)
adj.
Not satisfactory; inadequate.

un·sat′is·fac·to′ri·ly adv.

unsatisfactory

(ˌʌnsætɪsˈfæktərɪ; -trɪ)
adj
not adequate or suitable; unacceptable

un•sat•is•fac•to•ry

(ˌʌn sæt ɪsˈfæk tə ri)

adj.
not satisfactory; not satisfying or meeting one's demands; inadequate.
[1630–40]
un`sat•is•fac′to•ri•ly, adv.
un`sat•is•fac′to•ri•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unsatisfactory - not giving satisfactionunsatisfactory - 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"
unacceptable - not acceptable; not welcome; "a word unacceptable in polite society"; "an unacceptable violation of personal freedom"
inadequate, unequal - lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task; "inadequate training"; "the staff was inadequate"; "she was unequal to the task"
satisfactory - giving satisfaction; "satisfactory living conditions"; "his grades were satisfactory"

unsatisfactory

unsatisfactory

adjective
1. Below a standard of quality:
Idioms: below par, not up to scratch.
2. Tending to discourage, retard, or make more difficult:
Translations
غَيْرُ مُرْضٍغَيْر مُرْضٍ
neuspokojivý
utilfredsstillende
epätyydyttävä
nezadovoljavajući
nem kielégítő
不満足な
불만스러운
nepietiekams, neapmierinošs
nezadovoljiv
otillfredsställande
ไม่น่าพอใจ
không tốt đẹp

unsatisfactory

[ˈʌnˌsætɪsˈfæktərɪ] ADJpoco satisfactorio; [work] → insatisfactorio

unsatisfactory

[ˌʌnsætɪsˈfæktəri] adjinsatisfaisant(e), peu satisfaisant(e)

unsatisfactory

adjunbefriedigend; result alsonicht zufriedenstellend; profits, figuresnicht ausreichend; service, hotelunzulänglich, schlecht; (Sch) → mangelhaft, ungenügend; he was unsatisfactoryer entsprach nicht den Erwartungen; this is highly unsatisfactorydas lässt sehr zu wünschen übrig

unsatisfactory

[ˌʌnsætɪsˈfæktrɪ] adj (result) → poco soddisfacente; (profits) → al di sotto delle aspettative; (piece of work, hotel room) → che lascia a desiderare; (on school report) → insufficiente

unsatisfactory

(anˌsatisˈfaktəri) adjective
not satisfactory. Your progress is unsatisfactory.

unsatisfactory

غَيْرُ مُرْضٍ neuspokojivý utilfredsstillende unbefriedigend μη ικανοποιητικός insatisfactorio epätyydyttävä insatisfaisant nezadovoljavajući insoddisfacente 不満足な 불만스러운 onbevredigend utilfredsstillende niezadowalający insatisfatório неудовлетворительный otillfredsställande ไม่น่าพอใจ tatmin edici olmayan không tốt đẹp 令人不满的
References in classic literature ?
It was unsatisfactory everywhere, but the corner behind the piano in the sitting room was better than other places: he had never slept there yet.
Bryce had died abroad--an unsatisfactory affair--and as there seemed little guarantee that the rent would be paid regularly, he cancelled the agreement, and resumed possession himself.
In your dying shall your spirit and your virtue still shine like an evening after-glow around the earth: otherwise your dying hath been unsatisfactory.
The answers given by one of the servants are so unsatisfactory that we believe the woman has been bribed to assist her; and has managed all those arrangements for her flight which she could not have safely undertaken by herself.
Besides, it is well known that acknowledgments, explanations, and compensations are often accepted as satisfactory from a strong united nation, which would be rejected as unsatisfactory if offered by a State or confederacy of little consideration or power.
It was unsatisfactory, and I could not imagine that she would be content with me; I was not content with myself.
of all the unsatisfactory people I EVER met--' She never finished the sentence, for at this moment a heavy crash shook the forest from end to end.
It happened once or twice, however, that Pulcheria Alexandrovna gave such a turn to the conversation that it was impossible to answer her without mentioning where Rodya was, and on receiving unsatisfactory and suspicious answers she became at once gloomy and silent, and this mood lasted for a long time.
The youth ducked and dodged for a time and achieved a few unsatisfactory views of the enemy.
But since he had no intention of approaching her, this was anything but an unsatisfactory fact.
She tried September, next--with the same unsatisfactory results.
Nevertheless, such a conclusion, even if well founded, would be unsatisfactory, until it could be shown how the innumerable species inhabiting this world have been modified, so as to acquire that perfection of structure and coadaptation which most justly excites our admiration.