satisfactory Definition

  • 1fulfilling expectations or needs; acceptable, though not outstanding or perfect.
  • 2adequate for a particular purpose; good enough for a particular need or purpose.

Using satisfactory: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "satisfactory" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The quality of the product was satisfactory.

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    I received a satisfactory answer to my question.

  • Example

    The service was satisfactory but not exceptional.

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    The teacher gave me a satisfactory grade on my essay.

satisfactory Synonyms and Antonyms

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Antonyms for satisfactory


Summary: satisfactory in Brief

The term 'satisfactory' [ˌsætɪsˈfæktəri] refers to something that meets expectations or needs, but is not outstanding or perfect. It can be used to describe the quality of a product or service, or the grade received on an assignment. Synonyms include 'acceptable,' 'adequate,' and 'sufficient,' while antonyms include 'unsatisfactory,' 'inadequate,' and 'insufficient.'

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