Origin of satisfactoryFrench satisfactoire from Medieval Latin satisfactorius
Cody was much more excited than most students when he saw that he made a satisfactory grade on his test.
- When you do OK on a test and you pass it but don't excel, this is an example of a satisfactory performance.
- When your health condition is generally OK, this is an example of a time when your health is satisfactory.
The definition of satisfactory is acceptable, adequate or sufficient.
Giving satisfaction sufficient to meet a demand or requirement; adequate. See Synonyms at sufficient.
- The problem is difficult, and no satisfactory answer has been given.
- All in all, it was a most satisfactory relationship.
- The result is very satisfactory and will stand heavy water pressure.
- Much more satisfactory as evidence are some 5th century torsos of Athena found at Athens.
- The financial situation continued satisfactory; a new loan at 3~% was voted by the Chamber in April 1902, and by June the whole of it had been placed in Italy.