Definition of satisfactory adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    satisfactory

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˌsæt̮əsˈfæktəri//
     
     
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  1. 1good enough for a particular purpose synonym acceptable
  2. 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
  3. Word Familysatisfaction noun (dissatisfaction)satisfactory adjective (unsatisfactory)satisfy verbsatisfying adjective (unsatisfying)satisfied adjective (dissatisfied) (unsatisfied)
satisfactorily
 
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NAmE//ˌsæt̮əsˈfæktərəli//
 
adverb Her disappearance has never been satisfactorily explained. Our complaint was dealt with satisfactorily.
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