- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)II(Roget's IV) modif.Syn. disappointing, below expectation, inadequate, displeasing, undeSirable, regrettable, disconcerting, disquieting, vexing, distressing, upsetting, disturbing, offensive, unacceptable, disagreeable, unwelcome, shocking, deficient; see also poor 2 .Ant. excellent*, satisfactory, gratifying.III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.inadequate, unfulfilling, unacceptable, deficient, insufficient, lacking, wanting, unworthy, *not up to par.ANT.: satisfactory, good enough, adequateIV(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Below a standard of quality: bad, bum1, poor. Idioms: below par, not up to scratch (or snuff). See GOOD. 2. Tending to discourage, retard, or make more difficult: adverse, disadvantageous, negative, unadvantageous, unfavorable, untoward. See HELP.
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unsatisfactory — 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
unsatisfactory — (adj.) 1640s, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + SATISFACTORY (Cf. satisfactory) … Etymology dictionary
unsatisfactory — [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
unsatisfactory — ► ADJECTIVE 1) unacceptable because poor or not good enough. 2) Law another term for UNSAFE(Cf. ↑unsafe). DERIVATIVES unsatisfactorily adverb … English terms dictionary
unsatisfactory — [spelling only] … English World dictionary
unsatisfactory — 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
unsatisfactory — [[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
unsatisfactory — 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
unsatisfactory — 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
unsatisfactory — adj. Unsatisfactory is used with these nouns: ↑compromise, ↑nature, ↑outcome … Collocations dictionary
unsatisfactory — un|sat|is|fac|to|ry [ʌnˌsætısˈfæktəri] adj not good enough or not acceptable ▪ an unsatisfactory situation … Dictionary of contemporary English