from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Moderate to inferior in quality; ordinary. See Synonyms at average.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Ordinary: not extraordinary; not special, exceptional, or great; of medium quality;
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of a middle quality; of but a moderate or low degree of excellence; indifferent; ordinary.
- n. A mediocre person; a mediocrity.
- n. A young monk who was excused from performing a portion of a monk's duties.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of moderate degree or quality; middling; indifferent; ordinary.
- n. One of middling quality, talents, or merit.
- n. A monk between twenty-four and forty years of age, who was excused from the office of the chantry and from reading the epistle and gospel, but performed his duty in choir, cloister, and refectory.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. lacking exceptional quality or ability
- adj. moderate to inferior in quality
- adj. poor to middling in quality
I don't like the term mediocre man, because it's personal and insulting, and I'm not addressing that part to anyone.
I'm wouldn't (yet) go so far as to use the term mediocre - they've still got a shot at something, and they do play in the strongest division in baseball - but this year, most of the
What raises all of this above the mediocre is the intimacy and immediacy of the narrative voice .....
He isn't happy with what he calls a "mediocre" 2011 season and wants to make amends.
They comped the salad, obvs, but charged him for the sushi, which he described as mediocre
Although the official media afford him considerable respect, he is the object of some derision among other Chinese, who lampoon what they call his mediocre performance as a student, his unkempt ways and his prodigious girth; in recent years, his weight has exceeded 220 pounds.
The GOP's goal is to spin "mediocre" into "blowing away all expectations."
An 89, despite its proximity to 90, results in mediocre interest at best.
What regulation concerning medical care protects the mediocre from the good?
Regulation does not protect the mediocre; inability to formally restrain mediocre practice protects them.