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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.

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Students can also score an “unsatisfactory” on this scale, which indicates “little to no progress.”

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.

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.

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Those in unsatisfactory relationships in the middle course of their lives exercised the option of setting up by themselves.

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But even interrogating successful proposals leads to unsatisfactory reasoning.

Never once was a box checked indicating that his work was unsatisfactory or needed improvement.

“Well, his answer on the environment was wholly unsatisfactory to me,” Maher said about the meeting.

Zamir had to make do with observing events from afar, and what he saw was totally unsatisfactory.

Anyone with an unsatisfactory answer is held until the Nigerian military can deal with them the next morning.

But the system was unsatisfactory, led to jealousies, weakened discipline, and was not conducive to efficient working.

This is a very poor plan, and the resulting effect is thoroughly mechanical and unsatisfactory.

The New Testament, considered as a moral and spiritual guide for mankind, is unsatisfactory.

That was a very unsatisfactory interview for the landlord, and particularly so for Mrs. Morse.

In fact, he had placed himself in so unsatisfactory a position as to render anything but bad news next door to an impossibility.


On this page you'll find 78 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to unsatisfactory, such as: deficient, disappointing, distressing, mediocre, regrettable, and unacceptable.

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