American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The state or quality of being mediocre.
- n. Mediocre ability, achievement, or performance.
- n. One that displays mediocre qualities.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character or state of being mediocre; a middle state or degree; a moderate degree or rate; specifically, a moderate degree of mental ability.
- n. Moderation; temperance.
- n. A mediocre person; one of moderate capacity or ability; hence, a person of little note or repute; one who is little more than a nobody.
- n. Synonyms Medium, Average, etc. See mean, n.
- n. The quality of being intermediate between two extremes; a mean.
- n. obsolete A middle course of action; moderation, balance.
- n. uncountable The condition of being mediocre; having only an average degree of quality, skills etc.; no better than standard.
- n. An individual with mediocre abilities or achievements.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality of being mediocre; a middle state or degree; a moderate degree or rate.
- n. obsolete Moderation; temperance.
- n. A mediocre person; -- used disparagingly.
- n. ordinariness as a consequence of being average and not outstanding
- n. a person of second-rate ability or value
- From Latin mediocritās, from mediocris. (Wiktionary)
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