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ˌmi diˈoʊ kərmedi·ocre

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mediocre, second-rateadjective

    moderate to inferior in quality

    "they improved the quality from mediocre to above average"

  2. average, fair, mediocre, middlingadjective

    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. mediocreadjective

    poor to middling in quality

    "there have been good and mediocre and bad artists"

Wiktionary

  1. mediocreadjective

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

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mediocreadjective

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

    Etymology: [F. mdiocre, L. mediocris, fr. medius middle. See Mid.]

  2. Mediocrenoun

    a mediocre person

    Etymology: [F. mdiocre, L. mediocris, fr. medius middle. See Mid.]

  3. Mediocrenoun

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

    Etymology: [F. mdiocre, L. mediocris, fr. medius middle. See Mid.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mediocre

    mē′di-ō-kėr, adj. of middling extent or quality: moderate.—n. Medioc′rity, a middle state or condition: a moderate degree: a person of little power or importance. [Fr.,—L. mediocrismedius, middle.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mediocre in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mediocre in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of mediocre in a Sentence

  1. Ramana Pemmaraju:

    Only two unhappy people can be happy with each other, because they are dependent on the 'other' for happiness. Only an INDIVIDUAL relishes in his own presence, the 'other' is a hindrance to his freedom. He doesn't fit with the society, he stands out from the mediocre, he lives in 'totality' and celebrates in aloneness.

  2. Frank Zappa, Liner notes from the album, "Freak Out," 1965:

    Drop out of school before your mind rots from our mediocre educational system.

  3. Joseph Heller:

    Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    I'm now the nominee of the Democratic Party. I inherit nothing from the Democratic Party, it was bankrupt, it was on the verge of insolvency, its data was mediocre to poor, non-existent, wrong. I had to inject money into it -- The Republican committee -- to keep it going.

  5. Albert Einstein, quoted in New York Times, March 13, 1940:

    Great spirits have always encountered opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.

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    the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)
    • A. scrutiny
    • B. fancy
    • C. equity
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