Origin of satisfactory
Examples from the Web for satisfactory
There are several independent research programs but the origin of life does not have a satisfactory explanation at present.
Some insurers are limiting it to patients who have tried the older drugs, but failed to get satisfactory results.There’s a Life Saving New Drug. But You Can’t Afford It.|Kaiser Health News|February 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Many have experienced phenomena that, however creepy, admit a satisfactory explanation.
There should be no provisional status until we have locked down our borders and implemented E-Verify in a satisfactory manner.
We never got a satisfactory response from anyone at the embassy or in the State Department.Abandoned Ship: New Book Details Honeymooners’ Costa Concordia Nightmare|Barbie Latza Nadeau|January 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
New Zealand spinach is satisfactory for growing in warm climates, as it withstands heat better than the ordinary spinach.The Vegetable Garden|Anonymous
The arrangement of getting rid of Van would certainly be the most eligible and satisfactory to the public that could be adopted.Memoirs of the Court of George IV. 1820-1830 (Vol 1)|Duke of Buckingham and Chandos
The natural food of a young baby is his mother's milk, and no satisfactory substitute for it has yet been found.Study of Child Life|Marion Foster Washburne
But when you have arrived, possibly we may devise some satisfactory arrangement.Letters of John Calvin, Volume II (of 4)|Jules Bonnet
It was a most interesting and satisfactory experiment, as an illustration of phrenology.Pencillings by the Way|N. Parker Willis
British Dictionary definitions for satisfactory
Word Origin and History for satisfactory
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.