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mediocre

Line breaks: me¦di|ocre
Pronunciation: /ˌmiːdɪˈəʊkə
 
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Definition of mediocre in English:

adjective

Of only average quality; not very good: he is an enthusiastic if mediocre painter
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.
Synonyms
inferior, second-rate, uninspired, undistinguished, unexceptional, unexciting, unremarkable, run-of-the-mill, not very good, pedestrian, prosaic, lacklustre, forgettable, amateur, amateurish
informal OK, so-so, bog-standard, fair-to-middling, (plain) vanilla, nothing to write home about, no great shakes, not so hot, not up to much
New Zealand informal half-pie

Origin

late 16th century: from French médiocre, from Latin mediocris 'of middle height or degree', literally 'somewhat mountainous', from medius 'middle' + ocris 'rugged mountain'.

Derivatives

mediocrely

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adverb
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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