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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Example sentences
And on the whole, the progress thus reported is highly satisfactory.
Appointment will be for one year, with possible renewal dependent upon funding
  and satisfactory review.
Two and a half millennia of debate have, however, failed to produce a
  satisfactory answer.
They understood how to plan great architectural and engineering works and to
  carry them to a satisfactory conclusion.
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