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 ___
References in classic literature ?
On the contrary, things seem satisfactory, ma cousine," said Pierre in the bantering tone he habitually adopted toward her, always feeling uncomfortable in the role of her benefactor.
This economy enabled him to buy a satisfactory decision when the cause of the quarrel was submitted to arbitration.
Hence, it will result that the administration, the political counsels, and the judicial decisions of the national government will be more wise, systematical, and judicious than those of individual States, and consequently more satisfactory with respect to other nations, as well as more SAFE with respect to us.
But as applied to the case under consideration, it involves some facts, which I venture to remark, as a complete and satisfactory illustration of the reasoning which I have employed.
Bleeding Heart Yard had been harrowed by Mr Pancks, and cropped by Mr Casby, at the regular seasons; Mr Pancks had taken all the drudgery and all the dirt of the business as his share; Mr Casby had taken all the profits, all the ethereal vapour, and all the moonshine, as his share; and, in the form of words which that benevolent beamer generally employed on Saturday evenings, when he twirled his fat thumbs after striking the week's balance, 'everything had been satisfactory to all parties--all parties--satisfactory, sir, to all parties.
Kit gave a satisfactory account of all the little household at Abel Cottage.
and few human actions admit of more satisfactory solution.
The result is very satisfactory to the publishers, to me, and (I am quite sure) to the children.
I have written the present volume because I have found no other that, to my mind, combines satisfactory accomplishment of these ends with a selection of authors sufficiently limited for clearness and with adequate accuracy and fulness of details, biographical and other.
Having suspected from the first that there was a gentleman in the background, it is highly satisfactory to know that he recedes into the remote perspective of Asia.
Nor has any satisfactory reason been yet assigned for incurring that risk.
The progress of our arms, upon which all else chiefly depends, is as well known to the public as to myself; and it is, I trust, reasonably satisfactory and encouraging to all.