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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


or so′ so`

  1. neither very good nor very bad; indifferent or mediocre.

  2. (adv.)in a passable manner; tolerably.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. indifferent, so-so(p)(adverb)

    being neither good nor bad

    "an indifferent performance"; "a gifted painter but an indifferent actor"; "her work at the office is passable"; "a so-so golfer"; "feeling only so-so"; "prepared a tolerable dinner"; "a tolerable working knowledge of French"

  2. acceptably, tolerably, so-so(adverb)

    in an acceptable (but not outstanding) manner

    "she plays tennis tolerably"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. so-so(adjective)ˈoʊsˈoʊ

    not very good; = average

    "How do you feel today? "So-so. I'm still a little tired."


  1. so-so(Adverb)

    Neither very well nor very poorly.

    He performed so-so during the tryouts, and the coach was undecided whether to add him to the team or not.

  2. so-so(Adjective)

    Neither good nor bad; tolerable, passable, indifferent.

    The dessert was pretty good, but the meal was so-so.

Webster Dictionary

  1. So-so(adj)

    neither very good nor very bad; middling; passable; tolerable; indifferent

  2. So-so(adverb)

    tolerably; passably

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


neither very good nor very bad

His health is so-so.

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