- not satisfactory; not satisfying or meeting one's demands; inadequate.
Origin of unsatisfactory
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Examples from the Web for unsatisfactory
But even interrogating successful proposals leads to unsatisfactory reasoning.Public Marriage Proposals Must Die
December 28, 2014
Never once was a box checked indicating that his work was unsatisfactory or needed improvement.Two Texas Regulators Tried to Enforce the Rules. They Were Fired.
David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News
December 9, 2014
Anyone with an unsatisfactory answer is held until the Nigerian military can deal with them the next morning.Nigeria’s Do-It-Yourself Boko Haram Busters
May 16, 2014
I had not previously known one could get on, even in this unsatisfactory fashion, with so little brain.5 War Books You May Not Have in Your Library
November 11, 2013
A lot of the most important data in the gun debate is unsatisfactory and is out-of-date.Are Gun Accidents 'Very Rare'?
February 20, 2013
Under these unsatisfactory conditions, the negotiations opened.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
"You are a most unsatisfactory person," she said gravely after a few moments.The Slave Of The Lamp
Henry Seton Merriman
Unsatisfactory as the interview was, it yet gave me a little hope.Wilfrid Cumbermede
It was an unsatisfactory interview that Danny had with the Chief.The Hammer of Thor
Charles Willard Diffin
The replies were unsatisfactory, commonplace, sometimes ludicrous.Mountain Meditations
- not adequate or suitable; unacceptable