satisfactory

[sat-is-fak-tuh-ree, -fak-tree]
adjective
1.
giving or affording satisfaction; fulfilling all demands or requirements: a satisfactory solution.
2.
Theology. atoning or expiating.

Origin:
1520–30; < Medieval Latin satisfactōrius, equivalent to Latin satisfac(ere) to do enough + -tōrius -tory1

satisfactorily, adverb
satisfactoriness, noun
presatisfactory, adjective


1. competent, adequate, suitable, passable.
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satisfactory (ˌsætɪsˈfæktərɪ, -trɪ)
 
adj
1.  adequate or suitable; acceptable: a satisfactory answer
2.  giving satisfaction
3.  constituting or involving atonement, recompense, or expiation for sin
 
satis'factorily
 
adv
 
satis'factoriness
 
n

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satisfactory sat·is·fac·to·ry (sāt'ĭs-fāk'tə-rē)
adj.
Providing satisfaction sufficient to meet a demand or requirement.

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No country in the region has worked out satisfactorily how to share the cost of
  degrees between students and taxpayers.
The lateral wall of this meatus can be satisfactorily studied only after the
  removal of the middle concha.
The answer is no, but that is chiefly because deterrence theory wasn't
  satisfactorily tested.
No one has satisfactorily answered why inflation occurred.
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