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Syllabification: me·di·o·cre
Pronunciation: /ˌmēdēˈōkər

Definition of mediocre in English:


Of only moderate quality; not very good: a mediocre actor
More example sentences
  • It was a match of mediocre quality, although neither side was short of commitment.
  • 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.
informal OK, so-so, ‘comme ci, comme ça’, plain-vanilla, fair-to-middling, no great shakes, not up to much, bush-league
uninteresting, mediocre, average, middling, middle-of-the-road, uninspired, undistinguished, unexceptional, unexciting, ordinary, run-of-the-mill, pedestrian, prosaic, lackluster, forgettable
informal OK, so-so, 'comme ci, comme ça', plain-vanilla, fair-to-middling, no great shakes, bush-league


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'.



Example sentences
  • So surely it is safe to assume that, if I have played mediocrely at times, then so have other people.
  • There are some really frustrating parts, not so much because it's hard or done poorly, but because they compare so mediocrely to the really good parts.
  • It demands concentration, precision, dedication, and above all the freedom to perform well, mediocrely or badly without, usually, anyone else realizing except ourselves.

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