Definition of "satisfactory" []

  • Giving satisfaction sufficient to meet a demand or requirement; adequate. (adjective)
  • Adequate or suitable; acceptable (adjective)

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  • Giving satisfaction (adjective)
  • Constituting or involving atonement, recompense, or expiation for sin (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "satisfactory" in a sentence
  • "_clear, fair_, and _satisfactory_, not in our being always ready to offer an explanation, whether satisfactory or not."
  • "Mr Lightman said: It is seriously misleading that Ofsted continues to interpret the term satisfactory as the opposite of its dictionary definition."
  • "But Howells thought the title satisfactory, and indeed it was the best that could have been selected for the series."