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The synonyms of “Unsatisfactory” are: disappointing, undesirable, disagreeable, displeasing, deplorable
Unsatisfactory as an Adjective
Definitions of "Unsatisfactory" as an adjective
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “unsatisfactory” as an adjective can have the following definitions:
- Not giving satisfaction.
- Not satisfactory; not good enough.
Synonyms of "Unsatisfactory" as an adjective (5 Words)
|deplorable||Shockingly bad in quality.|
My finances were in a deplorable state.
|disagreeable||Unpleasant or unenjoyable.|
Found the task disagreeable and decided to abandon it.
|disappointing||Failing to fulfil someone’s hopes or expectations.|
It was disappointing that there were relatively few possibilities.
|displeasing||Causing displeasure or lacking pleasing qualities.|
It was not entirely displeasing to be the centre of such a drama.
Legislation excluding undesirable aliens.
Usage Examples of "Unsatisfactory" as an adjective
- Shops should take back unsatisfactory goods.
- Our discussion was very unsatisfactory.
- Years of living in unsatisfactory rented accommodation.
- Her performance proved to be unsatisfactory.
Associations of "Unsatisfactory" (30 Words)
|deficient||Having mental disabilities.|
Deficient in common sense.
|disappointing||Not up to expectations.|
The team made a disappointing start.
|discontented||Dissatisfied, especially with one’s circumstances.|
Strikes by discontented workers.
|disgruntled||Angry or dissatisfied.|
Judges receive letters from disgruntled members of the public.
|dissatisfied||Not content or happy with something.|
His parents are dissatisfied with the quality of tuition on offer.
|inadequate||Lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task.|
The staff was inadequate.
|indigent||A needy person.|
A charity for the relief of indigent artists.
|insatiable||Of a person having an insatiable appetite or desire for something especially sex.|
So insatiable a gourmand as myself.
|insufferable||Unbearably arrogant or conceited.|
The heat would be insufferable by July.
|insufficient||Not enough; inadequate.|
|intolerable||Incapable of being tolerated or endured.|
The intolerable pressures of his work.
|lacking||Not available or in short supply.|
Workers were asked in what way they found their managers lacking.
|minus||(after a grade) rather worse than.|
|missing||(of a person) not yet traced or confirmed as alive, but not known to be dead, after an accident or during wartime.|
He has been reported as a missing person.
|objectionable||Liable to objection or debate; used of something one might take exception to.|
Found the politician s views objectionable.
|scant||Deal with inadequately; neglect.|
Companies with scant regard for the safety of future generations.
|scanty||Lacking in magnitude or quantity.|
The women looked cold in their scanty bodices.
A babe scarce two years old.
|substandard||Below the usual or required standard.|
|unacceptable||(used of persons or their behavior) not acceptable or reasonable.|
The coach told his players that defeat was unacceptable.
|unbearable||Not able to be endured or tolerated.|
The heat was getting unbearable.
|undermanned||Inadequate in number of workers or assistants etc.|
|unendurable||Incapable of being put up with.|
Cries of unendurable suffering.
|unequal||A person or thing regarded as unequal to another in status or level.|
She was unequal to the task.
Lives of almost unimaginable deprivation.
|unpalatable||Not pleasant or acceptable to the taste or mind.|
An unsavory scandal.
|unsupportable||Not able to be supported or defended.|
|unthinkable||Incapable of being conceived or considered.|
It was unthinkable that John could be dead.
|wanting||Deficient in intelligence.|
The English batting technique has been found wanting.