moderate to inferior in quality
"they improved the quality from mediocre to above average"
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"
poor to middling in quality
"there have been good and mediocre and bad artists"
Ordinary: not extraordinary; not special, exceptional, or great; of medium quality;
I'm pretty good at tennis but only mediocre at racquetball.
Origin: From the late medioker, from the médiocre, from the médiocre, from the Classical mediocris, from medius + ocris; compare mediocrely and mediocrity.
of a middle quality; of but a moderate or low degree of excellence; indifferent; ordinary
a mediocre person
a young monk who was excused from performing a portion of a monk's duties
Origin: [F. mdiocre, L. mediocris, fr. medius middle. See Mid.]
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
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. mediocris—medius, middle.]
The numerical value of mediocre in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of mediocre in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Only the mediocre are always at their best.
Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world.
It is the habit of mediocre minds to condemn all that is beyond their grasp.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Drop out of school before your mind rots from our mediocre educational system.
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- mediocreCatalan, Valencian
- παρακατιανός, μέτριοςGreek
- hääppöinen, keskinkertainen, keskimääräinen, keskivertoFinnish
- közepes, középszerűHungarian
- Biasa SajaIndonesian
- mediocris, mediocreLatin
- среден, просеченMacedonian
- mierny, średniPolish
- mediocră, mediocruRomanian
- средний, заурядный, посредственныйRussian
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