Definitions for mediocreˌmi diˈoʊ kər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

me•di•o•creˌmi diˈoʊ kər(adj.)

  1. of only ordinary or moderate quality; barely adequate.

Origin of mediocre:

1580–90; < MF < L mediocris in a middle state, lit., at middle height =medi(us)mid1+ OL ocris rugged mountain

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mediocre, second-rate(adj)

    moderate to inferior in quality

    "they improved the quality from mediocre to above average"

  2. average, fair, mediocre, middling(adj)

    lacking exceptional quality or ability

    "a novel of average merit"; "only a fair performance of the sonata"; "in fair health"; "the caliber of the students has gone from mediocre to above average"; "the performance was middling at best"

  3. mediocre(adj)

    poor to middling in quality

    "there have been good and mediocre and bad artists"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. mediocre(adjective)ˌmi diˈoʊ kər

    of average quality

    a mediocre level of service


  1. mediocre(Adjective)

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

    I'm pretty good at tennis but only mediocre at racquetball.

  2. Origin: From the late medioker, from the médiocre, from the médiocre, from the Classical mediocris, from medius + ocris; compare mediocrely and mediocrity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mediocre(adj)

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

  2. Mediocre(noun)

    a mediocre person

  3. Mediocre(noun)

    a young monk who was excused from performing a portion of a monk's duties


  1. Mediocre

    Mediocre is the Grammy Award and Latin Grammy nominated debut album of Mexican singer and actress Ximena Sariñana, released in the United States on July 15, 2008. Mediocre reached #10 on Billboard's Latin Pop Albums, and spawned the hit single "Vidas Paralelas". The album gained additional attention when the iTunes Store featured Sariñana's song "Normal" as the canción de la semana — iTunes' free Latino song of the week — during the week of July 8, 2008. Mediocre garnered good reviews from many critics, receiving five stars from SoMinty, four stars from Time Out, and four stars from Rolling Stone magazine. Many critics praise Mediocre for being an eclectic album with a diverse style of songs featuring pop, rock, alternative, and nueva canción styles.

Translations for mediocre

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


not very good or great; ordinary

a mediocre performance/effort.

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