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SATISFACTORY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does satisfactory mean? 

SATISFACTORY (adjective)
  The adjective SATISFACTORY has 2 senses:

1. giving satisfaction
2. meeting requirements

  Familiarity information: SATISFACTORY used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SATISFACTORY (adjective)


Sense 1satisfactory [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Giving satisfaction

Context examples:

satisfactory living conditions / his grades were satisfactory

Similar:

passing (allowing you to pass (e.g., an examination or inspection) satisfactorily)

copacetic; copasetic; copesetic; copesettic (completely satisfactory)

cheering; comforting; satisfying (providing freedom from worry)

alright (nonstandard usage)

all right; fine; hunky-dory; o.k.; ok; okay (being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition)

adequate; fair to middling; passable; tolerable (about average; acceptable)

right (in or into a satisfactory condition)

Also:

adequate ((sometimes followed by 'to') meeting the requirements especially of a task)

acceptable (worthy of acceptance or satisfactory)

Antonym:

unsatisfactory (not giving satisfaction)


Sense 2satisfactory [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Meeting requirements

Synonyms:

satisfactory; acceptable

Context example:

the step makes a satisfactory seat

Similar:

good (having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified)


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