Definition of unsatisfactory adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌʌnˌsætɪsˈfæktəri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˌsætɪsˈfæktəri//
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not good enough synonym inadequate, unacceptable opposite satisfactoryWord Familysatisfaction noun (dissatisfaction)satisfactory adjective (unsatisfactory)satisfy verbsatisfying adjective (unsatisfying)satisfied adjective (dissatisfied) (unsatisfied)Extra examples He reflected on the unsatisfactory nature of his relationship with the school principal. It was an unsatisfactory conclusion to an otherwise profitable visit. The results were considered to be thoroughly unsatisfactory.
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