- 1good enough for a particular purpose synonym acceptable
- 2 a satisfactory explanation/answer/solution/conclusion The work is satisfactory but not outstanding. The existing law is not entirely/wholly satisfactory. A bonus will be paid on satisfactory completion of the contract. Her condition after the operation was described as “satisfactory.” opposite unsatisfactory Word Familysatisfaction noun (≠dissatisfaction)satisfactory adjective (≠unsatisfactory)satisfy verbsatisfying adjective (≠unsatisfying)satisfied adjective (≠dissatisfied) (≠unsatisfied)
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NAmE//ˌsæt̮əsˈfæktərəli//adverb Her disappearance has never been satisfactorily explained. Our complaint was dealt with satisfactorily.