Definitions for unsatisfactoryˌʌn sæt ɪsˈfæk tə ri

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unsatisfactory(adj)

    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"


  1. unsatisfactory(Adjective)

    inadequate, substandard or not satisfactory

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unsatisfactory

    un-sat-is-fak′tō-ri, adj. not satisfying.—adv. Unsatisfac′torily.—n. Unsatisfac′toriness.—adjs. Unsatisfī′able, not to be satisfied; Unsat′isfied, not satisfied, not content: not fully informed about anything: not paid.—n. Unsat′isfiedness.—adj. Unsat′isfying.—n. Unsat′isfyingness.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unsatisfactory in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unsatisfactory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Sturart Mill, Defence of Hedonism:

    Next to selfishness the principal cause which makes life unsatisfactory is want of mental cultivation.

  2. Trevor Saruwaka:

    A number of farmers are crying foul over unsatisfactory (tobacco) prices, those who make losses are condemned to poverty and starvation.

  3. George Eliot:

    When one is grateful for something too good for common thanks, writing is less unsatisfactory than speech-one does not, at least, hear how inadequate the words are.

  4. John Dewey:

    It is our American habit if we find the foundations of our educational structure unsatisfactory to add another story or wing. We find it easier to add a new study or course or kind of school than to recognize existing conditions so as to meet the need.

  5. Charles Lewington:

    A lot of the meetings between my clients and Ed Miliband have been very unsatisfactory, for five minutes he says tell me what your concerns are, and then for 55 minutes he says this is how I think business should operate in a world of austerity where ordinary people are not earning enough.

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