- satisficing behaviour,
Origin of satisfactory
Examples from the Web for satisfactorily
Each show ends a hint of Borgesian uncertainty, as if the mystery can never quite be satisfactorily explained.‘Elementary’ vs. ‘Sherlock’: Why There’s Room for More Than One Holmes|Allen Barra|November 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
They would want me to go to eastern cities, he said, bring the colonists west, and help locate them satisfactorily.Land of the Burnt Thigh|Edith Eudora Kohl
Of course we were rather substantial, and our wings did seem too thin and small to sustain us satisfactorily.Life on the Stage|Clara Morris
One letter, however, announces an incident which cannot be so satisfactorily recorded as in the language of the writer.Memoirs of the Court and Cabinets of George the Third, Volume 2 (of 2)|The Duke of Buckingham
"Nay," saith mother, "I won't mind giving thee a piece of gold;" soe the bargain was satisfactorily concluded.
Our little romance in real life is happily and satisfactorily completed.The Letters Of Mark Twain, Volume 3, 1876-1885|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
mid-15c., "capable of atoning for sin," from Middle French satisfactoire (14c.) and directly from Late Latin satisfactorius, from Latin satisfactus, past participle of satisfacere (see satisfy). Meaning "adequate" is from 1630s. Related: Satisfactorily; satisfactoriness.