Synonyms of average in English:



  • the price was low compared with the average of the past 25 years
    mean, median, mode, midpoint, centre; norm, standard, rule, par; the general run
  • Phrases

    on average

    on average, I suppose we watch a couple of hours of television a nightnormallyusuallyordinarilygenerallygenerally speakingin generalfor the most partin most casesas a ruletypicallyoverallby and largeon the wholeon balance


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  • 1 the average temperature in May was 4°C below normal
    mean, median, medial, middle
  • 2 a woman of average height the average reader of a newspaper
  • 3 a very average director making very average movies
    mediocre, second-rate, uninspired, undistinguished, ordinary, commonplace, middle-of-the-road, mainstream, unexceptional, unexciting, unremarkable, unmemorable, indifferent, humdrum, nothing special, everyday, bland, run-of-the-mill, not very good, pedestrian, prosaic, lacklustre, forgettable, amateur, amateurish; acceptable, passable, all right, adequate, fair, middling, moderate, tolerable; North Americangarden-variety
    informal OK, so-so, bog-standard, fair-to-middling, (plain) vanilla, nothing to write home about, nothing to get excited about, a dime a dozen, no great shakes, not so hot, not up to much
    North American informal bush-league
    North American & Australian/New Zealand informal jake
    New Zealand informal half-pie
    [Antonyms] outstanding exceptional
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    Pronunciation: əˈnɒm(ə)ləs
    deviating from what is standard, normal, or expected