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satisfactory

sat·is·fac·to·ry

satisfactory

 
 
pronunciation:
sae tihs faek t ri [or] sae tihs faek tri
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part of speech: adjective
definition: good enough.
The doctor gave her a satisfactory explanation of the illness.
synonyms:
acceptable, adequate, enough, OK, sufficient
antonyms:
unsatisfactory
similar words:
all right, fair, suitable
derivation: satisfactorily (adv.)
Word Parts
The word satisfactory contains the following parts:
fac, fic, fec, fact, fect Latin root that means make, do
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This root is also the origin of the suffixes "-fy, -ify, -efy" and "-ification, -efaction".
-ory, -atory2 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means serving to, pertaining to
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The suffix -ory , -atory2 attaches to Latin verb roots to form adjectives. Adjectives ending in "-atory " tend to have corresponding verbs ending in "-ate" (congratulatory: congratulate).