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
- adj. Neither very good nor very bad; middling; passable; tolerable; indifferent.
- adv. Also, moderately or tolerably well; passably; as, he succeeded but so so.
- 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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This global mentality shift is now threatening to strip French mothers of what has, ironically, made them among the most fertile women in the developed world: Their willingness to be so-so moms.
Elisabeth Badinter's bestselling book champions France's so-so moms as the secret to high Gallic birth rates.
This app's color-matching feature offers the same so-so results as the Benjamin Moore app.
The Twins 'Jon Rauch is so-so, and the Rangers' Neftali Feliz, even though he throws bullets, is still a rookie.
The defense answered with a resounding 'No' and the offense went along for the ride in a so-so effort against the Monsters of the Midway.
Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard bounced back from a so-so Game 3 performance with a 29-save shutout in Game 4.
The notably so-so picture quality of earlier releases has been seriously upgraded while the sound is obviously still not a strong suit given the source material but still definitely better.
She wasn't that beautiful, her face was so-so, but she'll get a man in four blocks!'
Chances are that in your practice as an executive coach, you've talked with many executives who have received feedback that indicates they are "just so-so" when it comes to strategy.
He's a handsome fellow but his voice is so-so and his delivery poor.
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