- Done to satisfaction; adequate or sufficient.
- The satisfactory results of the survey led to his promotion.
- Causing satisfaction; agreeable or pleasant.
- 1870, Charles Dudley Warner, “Preliminary”, in My Summer in a Garden, Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, page 15:
- To own a bit of ground, to scratch it with a hoe, to plant seeds, and watch their renewal of life,—this is the commonest delight of the race, the most satisfactory thing a man can do.
- (theology) Making atonement for a sin; expiatory.
- 1623, John Mayer, The English Catechisme Explained, third edition, London: Aug. Mathewes, page 36:
- […] therefore the ſuffering of any other nature could not bee ſo pertinent, nor kindly ſatisfactory.
adequate or sufficient