Origin of satisfactory
Synonyms for satisfactory
Related Words for satisfactorilysufficiently, adequately, competently, convincingly, thoroughly, suitably, abundantly, agreeably, amply, generously, liberally
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Contemporary Examples of 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
November 29, 2012
Historical Examples of satisfactorily
At least, I have never been able to explain it satisfactorily to myself.
They stood the test of experience in all respects most satisfactorily.Freeland
Suffice it to say that on more than one supposition, I can account for it satisfactorily to myself.Wilfrid Cumbermede
Is it satisfactorily proved, in fact, that species may be originated by selection?The Origin of Species
Thomas H. Huxley
In the mean time all had been going on satisfactorily about the new fishing-smack.A Singer from the Sea
Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
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.