What does satisfactory mean?

Definitions for satisfactory
ˌsæt ɪsˈfæk tə ri, -ˈfæk trisat·is·fac·to·ry

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word satisfactory.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. satisfactory(adj)

    giving satisfaction

    "satisfactory living conditions"; "his grades were satisfactory"

  2. satisfactory, acceptable(adj)

    meeting requirements

    "the step makes a satisfactory seat"

Wiktionary

  1. satisfactory(Adjective)

    Done to satisfaction; adequate or sufficient

Webster Dictionary

  1. Satisfactory(adj)

    giving or producing satisfaction; yielding content; especially, relieving the mind from doubt or uncertainty, and enabling it to rest with confidence; sufficient; as, a satisfactory account or explanation

    Etymology: [Cf. F. satisfactoire.]

  2. Satisfactory(adj)

    making amends, indemnification, or recompense; causing to cease from claims and to rest content; compensating; atoning; as, to make satisfactory compensation, or a satisfactory apology

    Etymology: [Cf. F. satisfactoire.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'satisfactory' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4214

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'satisfactory' in Adjectives Frequency: #565

How to pronounce satisfactory?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say satisfactory in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of satisfactory in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of satisfactory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of satisfactory in a Sentence

  1. Deputy Trade Representative Robert Holleyman:

    We will continue to engage until we can find a fix on this, there are a lot of angles that are being used here and we're going to keep pursuing it at the highest levels until we get a satisfactory resolution.

  2. Stephen Harper:

    But we understand, and it's important that everyone who's looking at this system understands, that this is an unusual situation where in the marketplace you have two large suppliers - the two big railway companies - where they have extraordinary market power, and we simply cannot accept outcomes where those two big companies would dictate to the market just what they think is satisfactory in their interests. That is not going to serve the wider interests of grain farmers or of the Canadian economy.

  3. Di Maio:

    The plan as regards both the environment and jobs is not satisfactory. We expect proposals from ArcelorMittal which are better, much better.

  4. Vivian Balakrishnan:

    We've had repeated discussions both at the technical and policy level with Apple, but we have not yet been able to find a satisfactory solution.

  5. Vimpelcom Chief Executive Jean-Yves Charlier:

    We are in discussions with Hutchison regarding a possible equal joint venture between 3 Italia SpA and Vimpelcom's subsidiary WIND Telecommunicazioni SpA, there can be no assurances that an agreement will be signed and any transaction would be subject to, among other things, achieving satisfactory debt levels and obtaining all required corporate and regulatory approvals.

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    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    • A. repugnant
    • B. lacerate
    • C. askant
    • D. flabby

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