satisfactory

If something's satisfactory it's okay — acceptable, but maybe not great. When you take a course pass/fail, your grade will be satisfactory if you meet all the requirements and do a reasonable job, or unsatisfactory if you don't.

Try not to confuse satisfactory and satisfying. If you've cooked a satisfactory turkey for Thanksgiving, your guests aren't getting sick or making excuses to leave the table, but they're probably not asking for seconds either. But if your turkey is satisfying, everybody is complimenting you on your culinary skills and probably sitting back in their chairs with contented smiles on their faces.

Definitions of satisfactory
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adj giving satisfaction

satisfactory living conditions”
“his grades were satisfactory
Synonyms:
acceptable
worthy of acceptance or satisfactory
adequate, equal
having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task
adequate, fair to middling, passable, tolerable
about average; acceptable
all right, fine, hunky-dory, o.k., ok, okay
being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition
alright
nonstandard usage
cheering, comforting, satisfying
providing freedom from worry
copacetic, copasetic, copesetic, copesettic
completely satisfactory
passing
allowing you to pass (e.g., an examination or inspection) satisfactorily
right
in or into a satisfactory condition
Antonyms:
unsatisfactory
not giving satisfaction
unacceptable
not acceptable; not welcome
inadequate, unequal
lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task
disappointing, dissatisfactory, unsatisfying
not up to expectations
failing
below acceptable in performance
off
below a satisfactory level
unacceptable
not adequate to give satisfaction
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adj meeting requirements

“the step makes a satisfactory seat”
Synonyms:
acceptable
good
having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified

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