One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In a way that fulfils expectations or needs; acceptably.‘the matter is considered to be satisfactorily resolved’‘the plan has not worked satisfactorily’
- ‘Unless the salesman can successfully answer that question satisfactorily, even the price of the product will not convince the prospect to buy.’
- ‘These Dutch terms are really untranslatable, containing more nuances than can be satisfactorily conveyed by a single English word.’
- ‘Sustainability issues can only be satisfactorily addressed on a whole-of-government basis.’
- ‘Take a good, close look at whether your marital relationship is functioning satisfactorily.’
- ‘All loose ends are tied up satisfactorily without feeling forced or phoney.’
- ‘When it comes to playing Liszt satisfactorily, far more virtues are required than mere courage.’
- ‘Panel data would be needed to address the second issue satisfactorily.’
- ‘She had no personal resentments or bitterness about life, and had been twice satisfactorily married and twice widowed.’
- ‘The most discussed anomaly in Huckleberry Finn's narrative has been satisfactorily explained away by modern critical commentary.’
- ‘Unfortunately, the individual efforts just don't come together satisfactorily.’
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