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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. satisfactoryadjective

    giving satisfaction

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

  2. satisfactory, acceptableadjective

    meeting requirements

    "the step makes a satisfactory seat"


  1. satisfactoryadjective

    Done to satisfaction; adequate or sufficient

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Satisfactoryadjective

    Etymology: satisfactoire, Fr. satisfactus, Latin.

    An intelligent American would scarce take it for a satisfactory account, if, desiring to learn our architecture, he should be told that a pillar was a thing supported by a basis. John Locke.

    A most wise and sufficient means of redemption and salvation, by the satisfactory and meritorious death and obedience of the incarnate son of God, Jesus Christ. Robert Sanderson.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Satisfactoryadjective

    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

  2. Satisfactoryadjective

    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

  3. 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

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  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. Royal Dutch Shell:

    We are optimistic that a mutually satisfactory agreement can be negotiated with the USW.

  2. Aristotle:

    To give a satisfactory decision as to the truth it is necessary to be rather an arbitrator than a party to the dispute.

  3. Benjamin Dictor:

    He answered the questions. Whether or not it was satisfactory, I think we will leave up to a jury in this matter, he put his right hand in the air and he took an oath to tell the truth and that is the first time that that has happened since, well, before he was elected president. And that is a really meaningful thing.

  4. Muhammad Lamoh:

    Our main concerns are the impacts on our health, and on the land and water - but our concerns were not addressed in a satisfactory manner, we know renewable energy is good, but we were not consulted on the plant, and we do not benefit from it.

  5. Melanie Curtis:

    They had a finance deal lined up which was very satisfactory before (the vote), the terms have gotten harder now, they are not particularly keen on them. I don't think they would go ahead on that basis.

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