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satisfactory

adjective  /ˌsæt̬·əsˈfæk·tə·ri/ us  
good or good enough, esp. for a particular need or purpose: We did not feel the response was satisfactory and asked for more information. Her progress so far has been satisfactory, and we expect a full recovery.
satisfactorily
adverb  /ˌsæt̬·əsˈfæk·tər·ə·li/ us  
The heating system is working satisfactorily now.
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