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Definition of "unsatisfactory" []

  • Not satisfactory; inadequate. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "unsatisfactory" in a sentence
  • "Either she, or he himself, must, on reflection, have judged the title unsatisfactory, for no edition of his works ever bore this name."
  • "The nominated members, even if they were representative of the minority, would never have had the same authority or influence as they would have had as members duly elected by the votes of the minority; and even if we admit the special difficulties attending the representation of minorities in Ireland the solution proposed by Mr. Birrell was in every sense of the term unsatisfactory, and obviously of"
  • "She explained that, contrary to rumors of rampant promiscuity among college coeds, the new dating convention instead tended to trap girls in unsatisfactory long-term relationships."