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Not satisfactory; inadequate.

un·sat′is·fac·to′ri·ly adv.
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Adv.1.unsatisfactorily - in an unsatisfactory mannerunsatisfactorily - in an unsatisfactory manner; "He performed unsatisfactorily as a manager"
satisfactorily - in a satisfactory manner
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A party of leaden dragoons were galloping along one of the shelves, in equipments and uniform of modern cut; and there were some sugar figures, with no strong resemblance to the humanity of any epoch, but less unsatisfactorily representing our own fashions than those of a hundred years ago.
Isabella and he had had an hour's interview, during which he tried to elicit from her some sentiment of proper horror for Heathcliff's advances: but he could make nothing of her evasive replies, and was obliged to close the examination unsatisfactorily; adding, however, a solemn warning, that if she were so insane as to encourage that worthless suitor, it would dissolve all bonds of relationship between herself and him.
I know that I lounged about the streets, insufficiently and unsatisfactorily fed.
As has become the trend, MPs have adopted the default position of going on the offence and defence, where they viciously attack anyone who criticises their appetite for money, while simultaneously attempting a lot of times unsatisfactorily to justify big bank accounts.
Even then some of the work was finished unsatisfactorily or at an excessive cost.
The wing has also been directed to prepare a list of lawyers who are not actively pursuing cases assigned to them or who have performed unsatisfactorily so action can be taken accordingly.
A strong start ends somewhat unsatisfactorily, but Hale's style means we'll definitely be interested in what she writes next.
He said an unsatisfactorily collection of around P403 000 had been made by the Kweneng District office against the target of P561 403
A strong start ends somewhat unsatisfactorily, but Hale's writing style means we'll definitely be interested in what she writes next.
But as regulators, the NCDMB has performed unsatisfactorily in monitoring, sanctioning and ensuring compliance by operators,' he said.
Ward also objected to "significant" yearly raises, even if teachers perform unsatisfactorily, and health insurance premium costs not being in line with the private sector where employees' share is 25 percent.
After all, US troops were not doing much there apart from guarding some large cities and that, too, unsatisfactorily because Taliban often demonstrate their capability to strike at will, anywhere, anytime.