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    need an explanation

    a freind sent me a essage..he said " im disageeably satisfied with the fast.." what does siagreeably satidfied mean? satisfied or not?

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    Re: need an explanation

    Unpleasantly satisfied. I think your friend is ultimately satisfied with the fast, however disagreeable or unpleasant or unlikable it may be. Please provide more context.


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    Quote Originally Posted by petreem View Post
    a freind sent me a essage..he said " im disageeably satisfied with the fast.." what does siagreeably satidfied mean? satisfied or not?
    It is not good English to use "disagreeably" in this way. As pointed out in the previous post, it would be helpful to have the complete sentence and even the one before and after it to determine the context.

    My interpretation of this is that "disagreeably" here is being used as a negative.

    "I'm not satisfied with the fast...."

    Perhaps "fast service" was promised but it was not delivered. I could imagine the complete sentence to read:

    "I'm not satisfied with the fast service that you promised me for delivery."


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    Re: need an explanation

    Given that the original posting was from Lebanon, I think "fast" [to restrain from eating] was intended, as it is now Ramadan.


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    Re: need an explanation

    hi..well the fact is that i missed typed the sentnce it has nothing to do with fasting..i meant to write : im disagreeably satisfied with the fact that ..thx anyway


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    Re: need an explanation

    Ah well - glad to know that. Checking one's own typing is something we can all do better.


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    Re: need an explanation

    Quote Originally Posted by petreem View Post
    hi..well the fact is that i missed typed the sentnce it has nothing to do with fasting..i meant to write : im disagreeably satisfied with the fact that ..thx anyway
    Ahhhhh....this makes more sense now and my answer that "disagreeably" is being used in the negative sense holds.

    "I'm disagreeably satisfied with the fact that .."
    "I'm not satisfied with the fact that....."

    Using "disagreeably" in this way is not particularly good English, though understandable.


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    Re: need an explanation

    thanks a lot

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    Re: need an explanation

    Quote Originally Posted by Naamplao View Post
    Using "disagreeably" in this way is not particularly good English, though understandable.
    Yes, understandable, agreed, but paradoxical nonetheless. This one has a better ring to it, agreeably dissatsified, but it expresses a different meaning.

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