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unsatisfying

(ʌnˈsætɪsˌfaɪɪŋ)
adj
not fulfilling or satisfactory: it was inherently unsatisfying work.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unsatisfying - not up to expectationsunsatisfying - not up to expectations; "a disappointing performance from one who had seemed so promising"
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"
Translations

unsatisfying

[ˈʌnˈsætɪsfaɪɪŋ] ADJpoco satisfactorio; (= insufficient) → insuficiente

unsatisfying

[ˌʌnˈsætɪsfaɪɪŋ] adjinsatisfaisant(e)

unsatisfying

unsatisfying

[ʌnˈsætɪsˌfaɪɪŋ] adj (result, work) → insoddisfacente, poco soddisfacente; (meal) → che non soddisfa
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After all, "crossover SUV" refers to the nature of a vehicle's construction, and leaves criteria such as performance and interior volume unsatisfyingly vague.
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Job growth would also be slow, resulting in an unsatisfyingly slow fall in unemployment rates--but that would also probably improve more quickly than the state.