UNSATISFACTORY: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for UNSATISFACTORY?

Need another word that means the same as “unsatisfactory”? Find 5 synonyms and 30 related words for “unsatisfactory” in this overview.

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)

deplorableShockingly bad in quality.
My finances were in a deplorable state.
disagreeableUnpleasant or unenjoyable.
Found the task disagreeable and decided to abandon it.
disappointingFailing to fulfil someone’s hopes or expectations.
It was disappointing that there were relatively few possibilities.
displeasingCausing displeasure or lacking pleasing qualities.
It was not entirely displeasing to be the centre of such a drama.
undesirableNot wanted.
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)

deficientHaving mental disabilities.
Deficient in common sense.
disappointingNot up to expectations.
The team made a disappointing start.
discontentedDissatisfied, especially with one’s circumstances.
Strikes by discontented workers.
disgruntledAngry or dissatisfied.
Judges receive letters from disgruntled members of the public.
dissatisfiedNot content or happy with something.
His parents are dissatisfied with the quality of tuition on offer.
inadequateLacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task.
The staff was inadequate.
indigentA needy person.
A charity for the relief of indigent artists.
insatiableOf a person having an insatiable appetite or desire for something especially sex.
So insatiable a gourmand as myself.
insufferableUnbearably arrogant or conceited.
The heat would be insufferable by July.
insufficientNot enough; inadequate.
Insufficient funds.
intolerableIncapable of being tolerated or endured.
The intolerable pressures of his work.
lackingNot available or in short supply.
Workers were asked in what way they found their managers lacking.
minus(after a grade) rather worse than.
Minus five.
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.
objectionableLiable to objection or debate; used of something one might take exception to.
Found the politician s views objectionable.
scantDeal with inadequately; neglect.
Companies with scant regard for the safety of future generations.
scantyLacking in magnitude or quantity.
The women looked cold in their scanty bodices.
A babe scarce two years old.
substandardBelow the usual or required standard.
Substandard housing.
unacceptable(used of persons or their behavior) not acceptable or reasonable.
The coach told his players that defeat was unacceptable.
unbearableNot able to be endured or tolerated.
The heat was getting unbearable.
undermannedInadequate in number of workers or assistants etc.
unendurableIncapable of being put up with.
Cries of unendurable suffering.
unequalA person or thing regarded as unequal to another in status or level.
She was unequal to the task.
unimaginableTotally unlikely.
Lives of almost unimaginable deprivation.
unpalatableNot pleasant or acceptable to the taste or mind.
Unpalatable behavior.
unsavoryMorally offensive.
An unsavory scandal.
unsupportableNot able to be supported or defended.
unthinkableIncapable of being conceived or considered.
It was unthinkable that John could be dead.
wantingDeficient in intelligence.
The English batting technique has been found wanting.

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