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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-soadverb

    in an acceptable (but not outstanding) manner

    "she plays tennis tolerably"


  1. so-soadverb

    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-soadjective

    Neither good nor bad; tolerable, passable, indifferent.

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


  1. SO-SO

    Sota Kato (加藤 創太, Katō Sōta, born October 13, 1999), better known as SO-SO is a Japanese beatboxer, looper, singer-songwriter and producer. He is currently a member of the beatbox crew SARUKANI.

Webster Dictionary

  1. So-soadjective

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

  2. So-soadverb

    tolerably; passably

  3. Etymology: [So + so.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. So-so

    sō′-sō, adj. neither very good nor very bad: tolerable: indifferent.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of so-so in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of so-so in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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    cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious
    • A. loom
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    • C. efface
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