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 Dictionary entry overview: What does unsatisfactory mean? 

  The adjective UNSATISFACTORY has 1 sense:

1. not giving satisfaction

  Familiarity information: UNSATISFACTORY used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1unsatisfactory [BACK TO TOP]


Not giving satisfaction

Context examples:

shops should take back unsatisfactory goods / her performance proved to be unsatisfactory / life is becoming increasingly unsatifactory / our discussion was very unsatisfactory


disappointing; dissatisfactory; unsatisfying (not up to expectations)

failing (below acceptable in performance)

off (below a satisfactory level)

unacceptable (not adequate to give satisfaction)


unacceptable (not acceptable; not welcome)

inadequate ((sometimes followed by 'to') not meeting the requirements especially of a task)


satisfactory (giving satisfaction)

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