Of only average quality; not very good: he is an enthusiastic if mediocre painter
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- 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.
ordinary, common, commonplace, indifferent, average, middle-of-the-road, middling, medium, moderate, everyday, workaday, tolerable, passable, adequate, fair; 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
late 16th century: from French médiocre, from Latin mediocris 'of middle height or degree', literally 'somewhat mountainous', from medius 'middle' + ocris 'rugged mountain'.
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- 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.