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Added to that there is the cost of recruiting people who prove to be unsatisfactory. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This was just another flaw in a deeply unsatisfactory experiment. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We are left with an unsatisfactory situation. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It is a wholly unsatisfactory situation and requires urgent action. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This is stealth law and deeply unsatisfactory. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It was by no means the only downside to another deeply unsatisfactory win. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It was an unsatisfactory situation because a man can have the job in name but not in reality. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The story's highly unsatisfactory denouement has already been mentioned. Celtic Mythology (1987)Surely this situation is highly unsatisfactory from the patient's point of view? Coping With Sudden Hair Loss (1988)If not, this sounds like an unsatisfactory relationship all round. The Sun (2013)Like him or loathe him, this situation is unsatisfactory. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A wholly unsatisfactory first half was followed by a much better second. The Sun (2013)Whilst we expect the course to pass the inspection, this is an unsatisfactory situation to say the least. The Sun (2008)An online search has proved unsatisfactory, so could she perhaps enlighten those of us who try to keep up? Times, Sunday Times (2011)The situation is wholly unsatisfactory. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I found its slowness wholly unsatisfactory. Times, Sunday Times (2012)On the contrary, the deconstruction may prove to be unsatisfactory because the reconstructed system may not appear to work or to make sense. Critical Social Research (1990)You're only 19 and far too young to be tying yourself into an unsatisfactory relationship. The Sun (2015)Union leaders said that a strike ballot could be held on November 5 if negotiations proved unsatisfactory. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Technical issues Yet again, the use of technology for a low catch proved unsatisfactory. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'unsatisfactory'
British English: unsatisfactory /ˌʌnsætɪsˈfæktərɪ; -trɪ/ ADJECTIVE
If you describe something as unsatisfactory, you mean that it is not as good as it should be, and cannot be considered acceptable.
He received unsatisfactory answers to his questions.
- American English: unsatisfactory
- Arabic: غَيْرُ مُرْضٍ
- Brazilian Portuguese: insatisfatório
- Chinese: 令人不满的
- Croatian: nezadovoljavajući
- Czech: neuspokojivý
- Danish: utilfredsstillende
- Dutch: onbevredigend
- European Spanish: insatisfactorio
- Finnish: epätyydyttävä
- French: insatisfaisant
- German: unbefriedigend
- Greek: μη ικανοποιητικός
- Italian: insoddisfacente
- Japanese: 不満足な
- Korean: 불만스러운
- Norwegian: utilfredsstillende
- Polish: niezadowalający
- European Portuguese: insatisfatório
- Romanian: nesatisfăcător
- Russian: неудовлетворительный
- Spanish: insatisfactorio
- Swedish: otillfredsställande
- Thai: ไม่น่าพอใจ
- Turkish: tatmin edici olmayan
- Ukrainian: незадовільний
- Vietnamese: không tốt đẹp
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