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synonyms for unsatisfactory

  • deficient
  • disappointing
  • distressing
  • mediocre
  • regrettable
  • unacceptable
  • unsuitable
  • amiss
  • bad
  • damaged
  • disconcerting
  • displeasing
  • disquieting
  • disturbing
  • for the birds
  • junky
  • lame
  • no good
  • not good enough
  • not up to par
  • offensive
  • poor
  • rotten
  • schlocky
  • second
  • thin
  • undesirable
  • unwelcome
  • unworthy
  • upsetting
  • vexing
  • weak
  • wrong
See also synonyms for: unsatisfactorily

antonyms for unsatisfactory

MOST RELEVANT
  • satisfactory
  • suitable
  • OK
  • acceptable
  • adequate
  • sufficient
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How to use unsatisfactory in a sentence

It is an attempt to replay history turning moments and cancel or offset unsatisfactory results, including the Caribbean crisis, the dismantling of the Soviet bloc, and subsequent NATO enlargement.
THE GLOBAL SYSTEM HAS FAILED. UKRAINE IS SHOWING THE WORLD HOW TO BUILD A BETTER ONEANDRIY YERMAKAPRIL 29, 2022TIME
Students can also score an “unsatisfactory” on this scale, which indicates “little to no progress.”
THE LEARNING CURVE: THE FUTURE OF GRADING WILL NOT BE A’S AND B’S OR 0’S AND 100’SWILL HUNTSBERRY AND JULIA WOOCKDECEMBER 30, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Companies must review pictures within 24 hours and send notifications about unsatisfactory parking to riders either through the apps or via email, according to instructions from the city.
D.C. EXTENDS PERMITS FOR SCOOTER, DOCKLESS BIKE OPERATORS THROUGH JUNELUZ LAZONOVEMBER 18, 2021WASHINGTON POST
There’s also been a labor shortage as people fall ill or have to care for sick relatives, juggle child care and work, or, understandably, refuse to work for low wages in unsatisfactory conditions during a pandemic.
SUPPLY CHAIN CHAOS AND INFLATION COULD LAST INTO 2022ELLEN IOANESOCTOBER 24, 2021VOX
Those in unsatisfactory relationships in the middle course of their lives exercised the option of setting up by themselves.
THE PANDEMIC HAS RAISED FEARS ABOUT LONELINESS. HISTORY SUGGESTS WE SHOULD WORRY ABOUT THE OPPOSITE, TOODAVID VINCENTJULY 8, 2020TIME
But the system was unsatisfactory, led to jealousies, weakened discipline, and was not conducive to efficient working.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
This is a very poor plan, and the resulting effect is thoroughly mechanical and unsatisfactory.
THE RECENT REVOLUTION IN ORGAN BUILDINGGEORGE LAING MILLER
The New Testament, considered as a moral and spiritual guide for mankind, is unsatisfactory.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
That was a very unsatisfactory interview for the landlord, and particularly so for Mrs. Morse.
THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON THE STAGEGERTRUDE W. MORRISON
In fact, he had placed himself in so unsatisfactory a position as to render anything but bad news next door to an impossibility.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
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