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satisfactory

adjective uk   /ˌsæt.ɪsˈfæk.tər.i/ us    /ˌsæt̬.ɪˈsfæk.tɚ-/
B2 good or good enough for a particular need or purpose: The teachers seem to think his work is satisfactory. We hope very much to find a satisfactory solution to the problem. The result of the match was highly satisfactory (= very pleasing).Quite good, or not very goodSuitable and acceptable
satisfactorily
adverb uk   /-əl.i/ us  
C1 I'm sure these problems can be satisfactorily resolved.Quite good, or not very goodSuitable and acceptable
(Definition of satisfactory from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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