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ˈmɪd lɪŋmid·dling

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. middlingadjective

    any commodity of intermediate quality or size (especially when coarse particles of ground wheat are mixed with bran)

  2. average, fair, mediocre, middlingadverb

    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. reasonably, moderately, pretty, jolly, somewhat, fairly, middling, passablyadverb

    to a moderately sufficient extent or degree

    "pretty big"; "pretty bad"; "jolly decent of him"; "the shoes are priced reasonably"; "he is fairly clever with computers"

Wiktionary

  1. middlingadjective

    Of intermediate or average size, position, or quality; mediocre

    The football team is never the worst or best in its league; its position is always middling.

  2. middlingadjective

    In fairly good health.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Middlingadjective

    of middle rank, state, size, or quality; about equally distant from the extremes; medium; moderate; mediocre; ordinary

Etymology and Origins

  1. Middling

    North of England, and also American, for medium or passable in the sense of feeling well.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of middling in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of middling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of middling in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Costerg:

    Because of the volatility, you'll need an even stronger report to get them to hike, a middling report might not be enough if markets continue on like this.

  2. Game of Thrones, Season 6:

    Daario/Jorah: Can you fight? Tyrion: I have fought. I don't claim to be a great warrior. Daario/Jorah: Are you good on a horse? Tyrion: Middling. Daario/Jorah: So mainly you talk. Tyrion: And drink. I've survived so far.

  3. Britton Banowsky:

    Syverud said in a statement. RECRUITING HIT : The NCAA penalties included the reduction of three men's basketball scholarships a year for four years and recruiting restrictions will be enforced for two years. Jim Boeheim has what is regarded as the best recruiting class in Jim Boeheim long tenure coming in the fall. In its decision, The NCAA indicated that Syracuse can delay the scholarship reductions by one year in the case of any student-athletes that have a financial agreement with the university. Syracuse loses only Rakeem Christmas from this year's team and is at the 13-scholarship limit for 2015-16. MIDDLING MAN : The NCAA said several violations involved students and staff. The report added that academic violations stemmed from the director of basketball operations, who was hand-picked by Jim Boeheim to address academic matters and ended up violating academic integrity.'' The rule's pretty clear, the head coach has a duty to monitor activities in his program. Jim Boeheim did dispute that Jim Boeheim should be held accountable. There was controversy over that. It( the charge) was not effectively rebutted at all.

  4. Billy Kennedy:

    Pretty fine. Middling. On a day-to-day basis, I'm a solid six out of 10, i don't know how often I can hope for much more than that. I'm drawn to negatives in life, and I dwell on them, and they consume me. I don't think I'm unique in that sense. I'm all right with a six. If I get a couple of days a week at a seven... it's great.

  5. La Bruy?re:

    There is nothing keeps longer than a middling fortune, and nothing melts away sooner than a great one. Poverty treads upon the heels of great and unexpected riches.

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