unsatisfactory


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  • adj

Synonyms for unsatisfactory

Synonyms for unsatisfactory

below a standard of quality

Synonyms

tending to discourage, retard, or make more difficult

Antonyms for unsatisfactory

not giving satisfaction

References in classic literature ?
Flushing sought her diary for help, the method of reckoning dates on the fingers proving unsatisfactory.
She tried September, next--with the same unsatisfactory results.
But I don't see what you find to like in it, Joe," she said softly, the note of insistence in her words betraying recent and unsatisfactory discussion.
He looked, in spite of his unsatisfactory reply, as if he really felt for me.
Nevertheless, such a conclusion, even if well founded, would be unsatisfactory, until it could be shown how the innumerable species inhabiting this world have been modified, so as to acquire that perfection of structure and coadaptation which most justly excites our admiration.
Fyne's reach in charge of a governess--a very unsatisfactory person," he explained.
of all the unsatisfactory people I EVER met--' She never finished the sentence, for at this moment a heavy crash shook the forest from end to end.
His head ached, his eyes were wet, his mucous membrane, he informed her, was in a most unsatisfactory condition.
In your dying shall your spirit and your virtue still shine like an evening after-glow around the earth: otherwise your dying hath been unsatisfactory.
But today that satisfaction was embittered by Matrona Philimonovna's advice and the unsatisfactory state of the household.
Captain Horton found his vis-a-vis a somewhat unsatisfactory companion.
I did not feel called on to volunteer any statement of my own private convictions, in the first place, because my doing so could serve no practical purpose, now that all proof in support of any surmises of mine was burnt with the burnt register; in the second place, because I could not have intelligibly stated my opinion--my unsupported opinion--without disclosing the whole story of the conspiracy, and producing beyond a doubt the same unsatisfactory effect an the mind of the coroner and the jury, which I had already produced on the mind of Mr.
Jacobs's academy, who was considered a very unamiable character, and was much hooted after by public-spirited boys solely on the ground of his unsatisfactory moral qualities; so that Tom was not without a basis of fact to go upon.
The fact of their joint desertion of the office was made known to all comers by a scrap of paper in the hand-writing of Mr Swiveller, which was attached to the bell-handle, and which, giving the reader no clue to the time of day when it was first posted, furnished him with the rather vague and unsatisfactory information that that gentleman would 'return in an hour.
It happened once or twice, however, that Pulcheria Alexandrovna gave such a turn to the conversation that it was impossible to answer her without mentioning where Rodya was, and on receiving unsatisfactory and suspicious answers she became at once gloomy and silent, and this mood lasted for a long time.