from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Giving satisfaction sufficient to meet a demand or requirement; adequate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Done to satisfaction; adequate or sufficient
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Giving or producing satisfaction; yielding content; especially, relieving the mind from doubt or uncertainty, and enabling it to rest with confidence; sufficient.
- adj. Making amends, indemnification, or recompense; causing to cease from claims and to rest content; compensating; atoning.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Affording satisfaction; satisfying; that fully gratifies or contents; fulfilling all demands or requirements: as, to make satisfactory arrangements; to give a satisfactory account; a satisfactory state of affairs.
- Making reparation, atonement, or expiation; expiatory.
- Synonyms Gratifying, pleasing, sufficient, convincing, conclusive, decisive. See satisfy.
- n. A place or means of atonement or retribution.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. giving satisfaction
- adj. meeting requirements
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_clear, fair_, and _satisfactory_, not in our being always ready to offer an explanation, whether satisfactory or not.
Gentle Measures in the Management and Training of the Young Or, the Principles on Which a Firm Parental Authority May Be Established and Maintained, Without Violence or Anger, and the Right Development of the Moral and Mental Capacities Be Promoted by Methods in Harmony with the Structure and the Characteristics of the Juvenile Mind
Mr Lightman said: It is seriously misleading that Ofsted continues to interpret the term satisfactory as the opposite of its dictionary definition.
But Howells thought the title satisfactory, and indeed it was the best that could have been selected for the series.
Inspectors are being urged to abandon the term "satisfactory" to describe schools in the wake of evidence that thousands of those so labelled have serious weaknesses.
I don't want the word 'satisfactory' to exist in our education system.
'This is what I call satisfactory,' said Bill, as they sat at breakfast next morning.
"This is what I call satisfactory," said Bill, as they sat at breakfast next morning.
This is what we call satisfactory evidence, and with the poor means at our disposal it must suffice.
Suddenly the Major declared his intention of putting the whole of Ross's establishment (including bicycle) on what he called a satisfactory basis by
Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Arkansas, has released his hold on two other nominations, reflecting what he described as satisfactory talks in recent days to settle the dispute.