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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. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi:

    The China-Japan relations are still vulnerable and unsatisfactory.

  2. John Sturart Mill, Defence of Hedonism:

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

  3. Trevor Saruwaka:

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

  4. 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.

  5. Horst Seehofer:

    The problem is too big for that and the attempts at a solution thus far too unsatisfactory, restrictions on immigration are a condition for security in this country.

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