Below a standard of quality
Tending to discourage, retard, or make more difficult
Primary education is in a very unsatisfactory state, and primary schools very scarce.
The historians of the day give us but imperfect records or make unsatisfactory allusions.
It is profoundly unsatisfactory to regard mechanism as the whole ultimate truth.
Every place seemed unsatisfactory, but worst of all was his customary couch in the study.
This system proved unsatisfactory, and in 1869 was abandoned.