American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Neither very good nor very bad, but generally inclining toward bad; indifferent; middling; passable. See so so, under so.
- adj. Neither good nor bad; tolerable, passable, indifferent.
- adv. Neither very well nor very poorly.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. Also, moderately or tolerably well; passably; as, he succeeded but
- adj. Neither very good nor very bad; middling; passable; tolerable; indifferent.
- adv. Tolerably; passably.
- adj. being neither good nor bad
- adv. in an acceptable (but not outstanding) manner
“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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