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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
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Brooke was obliged to make very unsatisfactory reports, for Laurie was always playing truant and running over to the Marches'.
From this unsatisfactory examination, however, he was soon called by a loud and piercing exclamation from Uncas, that sounded, even to the unpracticed ears of Duncan, as the signal of some new and unexpected calamity.
As none came, however, he knocked again, but with the same unsatisfactory result as at first.
This height of achievement made Rebecca somewhat shy of her, but she looked her admiration; something that most of the class could never do with the unsatisfactory organs of vision given them by Mother Nature.
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.
I again warmly repeated that it was a bad side of human nature (in which sentiment, waiving its application, I have since seen reason to think I was right), and I walked down the little path away from Biddy, and Biddy went into the house, and I went out at the garden gate and took a dejected stroll until supper-time; again feeling it very sorrowful and strange that this, the second night of my bright fortunes, should be as lonely and unsatisfactory as the first.
I am conscious, however, that the slight, unsatisfactory, and trivial manner, in which the result of my antiquarian researches has been recorded in the following pages, takes the work from under that class which bears the proud motto, Detur digniori.
He purchased a wife of gentle blood too, with the unsatisfactory result now before you.
The explanation that followed was unsatisfactory and the count asked Christine Daae for an appointment.
All that is not unsatisfactory to me," said Don Quixote.
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.
I was forced to fall back upon the unsatisfactory conclusion, that while, beyond doubt, there are combinations of very simple natural objects which have the power of thus affecting us, still the analysis of this power lies among considerations beyond our depth.