from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Neither very good nor very bad; passable: a so-so performance; feeling so-so.
- adv. Neither very well nor very poorly; passably: I swam so-so, but better than yesterday.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Neither good nor bad; tolerable, passable, indifferent.
- adv. Neither very well nor very poorly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. Also, moderately or tolerably well; passably; as, he succeeded but so so.
- adj. Neither very good nor very bad; middling; passable; tolerable; indifferent.
- adv. Tolerably; passably.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Neither very good nor very bad, but generally inclining toward bad; indifferent; middling; passable. See so so, under so.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. being neither good nor bad
- adv. in an acceptable (but not outstanding) manner
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