Definition of Mediocre

1. Adjective. Moderate to inferior in quality. "They improved the quality from mediocre to above average"

Exact synonyms: Second-rate
Similar to: Inferior
Derivative terms: Mediocrity



2. Adjective. Lacking exceptional quality or ability. "The performance was middling at best"
Exact synonyms: Average, Fair, Middling
Similar to: Ordinary
Derivative terms: Averageness, Averageness, Mediocrity

3. Adjective. Poor to middling in quality. "There have been good and mediocre and bad artists"
Similar to: Bad
Derivative terms: Mediocrity

Definition of Mediocre

1. a. Of a middle quality; of but a moderate or low degree of excellence; indifferent; ordinary.

2. n. A mediocre person.

Definition of Mediocre

1. Adjective. Ordinary: not extraordinary; not special, exceptional, or great; of medium quality; ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mediocre

1. neither good nor bad [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Mediocre

medigoxin
medii
medimnus
medina
medina epoch
medinas
medio-
mediocarpal
medioccipital
mediocer
mediocolic sphincter
mediocracies
mediocracy
mediocral
mediocrally
mediocre (current term)
mediocrely
mediocreness
mediocrist
mediocrities
mediocrity
mediodens
mediodorsal
mediodorsal nucleus
mediolateral
mediolaterally
medionecrosis
medionecrosis aortae idiopathica cystica
medionecrosis of the aorta

Literary usage of Mediocre

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Musical World (1878)
"Whence does it derive its judgment for its decisions, and especially its recognition, so difficult apparently, of the mediocre, since the Good is never ..."

2. Oecd Economic Surveys: United Kingdom by OECD. (2005)
"... UK innovation performance: is it really mediocre? Traditional measures of innovation imply a disappointing performance Innovation - the successful ..."

3. The Connoisseur by Bonnell Thornton, George Colman, Mr Town, George Lyttelton Lyttelton (1902)
"... but photography is too cold, too mediocre, too grey for such works, of which it can only sum up the image, without giving an idea of the magic of colour ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"If the conception was original and interesting, the execution of it, unfortunately, was very mediocre. The authors of mysteries were not artists; ..."

5. French Civilization in the Nineteenth Century: A Historical Introduction by Albert Léon Guérard (1914)
"... achievement—Resources: fertility overrated]; harbours, rivers, and mineral wealth mediocre—But many-sided, -well-balanced—The human factor predominant. ..."

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