Definition of Satisfactory

1. Adjective. Giving satisfaction. "His grades were satisfactory"




2. Adjective. Meeting requirements. "The step makes a satisfactory seat"
Exact synonyms: Acceptable
Similar to: Good
Derivative terms: Accept, Acceptability, Acceptableness, Satisfactoriness, Satisfy, Satisfy

Definition of Satisfactory

1. a. Giving or producing satisfaction; yielding content; especially, relieving the mind from doubt or uncertainty, and enabling it to rest with confidence; sufficient; as, a satisfactory account or explanation.

Definition of Satisfactory

1. Adjective. Done to satisfaction; adequate or sufficient ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Satisfactory

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Satisfactory

1. 1. Giving or producing satisfaction; yielding content; especially, relieving the mind from doubt or uncertainty, and enabling it to rest with confidence; sufficient; as, a satisfactory account or explanation. 2. Making amends, indemnification, or recompense; causing to cease from claims and to rest content; compensating; atoning; as, to make satisfactory compensation, or a satisfactory apology. "A most wise and sufficient means of redemption and salvation, by the satisfactory and meritorius death and obedience of the incarnate Son of God, Jesus Christ." (Bp. Sanderson) Satisfac"tority, Satisfac"toriness. Origin: Cf. F. Satisfactoire. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Satisfactory

satirist
satirists
satirizable
satirize
satirized
satirizer
satirizers
satirizes
satirizing
satis
satisfaction
satisfactions
satisfactive
satisfactorily
satisfactoriness
satisfactory (current term)
satisfiability
satisfiable
satisfice
satisficed
satisficer
satisfices
satisficing
satisfie
satisfied
satisfier
satisfiers
satisfies
satisfieth
satisfy

Literary usage of Satisfactory

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Roughing It by Mark Twain (2001)
"The United States was too much accustomed to employing dollar-and-a-half satisfactory VOUCHER. thieves in all manner of official capacities to regard his ..."

2. The Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen (1892)
"... was safely delivered of a son and heir; a very interesting and satisfactory paragraph, at least to all those intimate connections who knew it before. ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"... more resistant objects like seeds or stem fragments have left nothing but the cavity or cast, and such objects often furnish ' satisfactory subjects for ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... more satisfactory explanation of the results of disuse, as these results affect the species, than have those who cling to the older evolution theories. ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The last was accepted, and the results were satisfactory enough to prevent further trouble for more than 20 years. ..."

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