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Of only moderate quality; not very good.‘a mediocre actor’
ordinary, common, commonplace, indifferent, average, middle-of-the-road, middling, medium, moderate, everyday, workaday, tolerable, passable, adequate, fairinferior, second-rate, uninspired, undistinguished, unexceptional, unexciting, unremarkable, run-of-the-mill, not very good, pedestrian, prosaic, lacklustre, forgettable, amateur, amateurishok, so-so, bog-standard, fair-to-middling, nothing to write home about, no great shakes, not so hot, not up to muchhalf-pieView synonyms
- ‘The more I think about it, there were some pretty poor teachers at the school, and most were mediocre.’
- ‘Grandera appears to have two ways of running, quite brilliant or utterly mediocre.’
- ‘In spite of the huge efforts of the committee prior to the meeting attendance was mediocre.’
- ‘At best, they were mediocre and at worst, merely a repeat of some of his past successes.’
- ‘His system turns mediocre players into good ones and good players into great ones.’
- ‘Two things make home working a really viable prospect for a mediocre hack like myself.’
- ‘She can go from mediocre to champion in the space of a couple of sets.’
- ‘The first story was great and the others various degrees of mediocre to all right.’
- ‘Both sides gave a mediocre performance in the first half and created scarce chances on goal.’
- ‘Another mediocre season will not see him offered three more years in charge of Edinburgh and so he might as well go for broke.’
- ‘The hotels I hate are the really, really mediocre ones that pretend to be really, really good ones.’
- ‘Unfortunately, the quality of the titles ranged all the way from mediocre to abysmal.’
- ‘I thought it was slightly better than mediocre, which was precisely what I was expecting.’
- ‘The industry is still too accepting of mediocre illustrations and photography in general.’
- ‘We waited 50 minutes for our mediocre and pricey lunch dishes to be delivered to our table.’
- ‘So I guess the conclusion is that this is a mediocre, eminently forgettable album.’
- ‘If we don't allow any quality commercial development then the town is doomed to a mediocre fate.’
- ‘The offence was mediocre, not managing to aid their defence and goalie whatsoever.’
- ‘It was a match of mediocre quality, although neither side was short of commitment.’
- ‘I do think that there is a lot of mediocre music that has been coming out lately, so I sort of agree.’
Late 16th century: from French médiocre, from Latin mediocris of middle height or degree literally somewhat rugged or mountainous from medius middle + ocris rugged mountain.
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