unsatisfactory

  • 1unsatisfactory — I adjective deficient, disagreeable, disappointing, disapproved, displeasing, disquieting, distressing, disturbing, faulty, feeble, imperfect, inadequate, inappropriate, inapt, inept, inexpedient, inferior, insufficient, intolerable, lame, non… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2unsatisfactory — (adj.) 1640s, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + SATISFACTORY (Cf. satisfactory) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3unsatisfactory — [adj] insufficient, inadequate amiss, bad, damaged, deficient, disappointing, disconcerting, displeasing, disquieting, distressing, disturbing, for the birds*, junky*, lame, mediocre, no good, not good enough, not up to par*, offensive, poor,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 4unsatisfactory — ► ADJECTIVE 1) unacceptable because poor or not good enough. 2) Law another term for UNSAFE(Cf. ↑unsafe). DERIVATIVES unsatisfactorily adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5unsatisfactory — [spelling only] …

    English World dictionary

  • 6unsatisfactory — adj. 1) unsatisfactory in (they were unsatisfactory in their job performance) 2) unsatisfactory to (unsatisfactory to all concerned) * * * [ˌʌnsætɪs fækt(ə)rɪ] unsatisfactory in (they were unsatisfactory in their job performance) unsatisfactory… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 7unsatisfactory — [[t]ʌ̱nsætɪsfæ̱ktəri[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe something as unsatisfactory, you mean that it is not as good as it should be, and cannot be considered acceptable. The inspectors said just under a third of lessons were unsatisfactory... He… …

    English dictionary

  • 8unsatisfactory — un|sat|is|fac|to|ry [ ,ʌnsætıs fæktəri ] adjective not good enough: Their performance was unsatisfactory in a number of areas. a. BRITISH UNSATISFYING: It was an unsatisfactory ending to an otherwise good novel …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 9unsatisfactory — UK [ˌʌnsætɪsˈfækt(ə)rɪ] / US [ˌʌnsætɪsˈfæktərɪ] adjective a) not good enough Their performance was unsatisfactory in a number of areas. b) British not as good as you had hoped It was an unsatisfactory ending to an otherwise good novel …

    English dictionary

  • 10unsatisfactory — adj. Unsatisfactory is used with these nouns: ↑compromise, ↑nature, ↑outcome …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11unsatisfactory — un|sat|is|fac|to|ry [ʌnˌsætısˈfæktəri] adj not good enough or not acceptable ▪ an unsatisfactory situation …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12unsatisfactory — adjective Date: circa 1650 not satisfactory • unsatisfactorily adverb • unsatisfactoriness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13unsatisfactory — unsatisfactorily, adv. unsatisfactoriness, n. /un sat is fak teuh ree/, adj. not satisfactory; not satisfying or meeting one s demands; inadequate. [1630 40; UN 1 + SATISFACTORY] Syn. disappointing, insufficient. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 14unsatisfactory — adjective inadequate, substandard or not satisfactory …

    Wiktionary

  • 15unsatisfactory — Synonyms and related words: amiss, bad, bum, crappy, defective, deficient, disappointing, disheartening, displeasing, dissatisfactory, failing, falling short, faulty, flawed, found wanting, imperfect, inadequate, inappropriate, incommensurate,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16unsatisfactory — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. inadequate; intolerable. See mediocrity, discontent. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. disappointing, below expectation, inadequate, displeasing, undeSirable, regrettable, disconcerting, disquieting,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17unsatisfactory — adj. inadequate, disappointing, not good enough …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18unsatisfactory — adjective 1》 unacceptable because poor or not good enough. 2》 Law another term for unsafe. Derivatives unsatisfactorily adverb unsatisfactoriness noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19unsatisfactory — a. 1. Insufficient. 2. Disappointing. 3. Lame, poor, weak, feeble …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20unsatisfactory — adj 1. inadequate, insufficient, too little, not enough; incomplete, deficient, lacking, wanting, needing. 2. unsuitable, inappropriate, unfit, unbefitting; imperfect, defective, flawed, faulty, not up to par, poor; unworthy, unacceptable,… …

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