satisfactorily

[ sat-is-fak-tuh-ree, -fak-tree ]SEE DEFINITION OF satisfactorily

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SATISFACTORILY

At least, I have never been able to explain it satisfactorily to myself.

They stood the test of experience in all respects most satisfactorily.

Suffice it to say that on more than one supposition, I can account for it satisfactorily to myself.

Is it satisfactorily proved, in fact, that species may be originated by selection?

In the mean time all had been going on satisfactorily about the new fishing-smack.

He had satisfactorily assimilated the spirit of the vista, and blended it with his own.

He remarked with pain that the work of the farm was not satisfactorily done.

He often asked himself the question, but could always answer it satisfactorily.

The inaction of the French has never been satisfactorily explained.

But work of this nature does not always end so satisfactorily.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "capable of atoning for sin," from Middle French satisfactoire (14c.) and directly from Late Latin satisfactorius, from Latin satisfactus, past participle of satisfacere (see satisfy). Meaning "adequate" is from 1630s. Related: Satisfactorily; satisfactoriness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SATISFACTORILY

right

adverbappropriately, suitably
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