What does unsatisfactory mean?

Definitions for unsatisfactoryˌʌn sæt ɪsˈfæk tə ri

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

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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