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ADJECTIVE (3)

1. moderate to inferior in quality;
- Example: "they improved the quality from mediocre to above average"
[syn: mediocre, second-rate]

2. lacking exceptional quality or ability;
- Example: "a novel of average merit"
- Example: "only a fair performance of the sonata"
- Example: "in fair health"
- Example: "the caliber of the students has gone from mediocre to above average"
- Example: "the performance was middling at best"
[syn: average, fair, mediocre, middling]

3. poor to middling in quality;
- Example: "there have been good and mediocre and bad artists"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mediocre \Me"di*o`cre\, n. 1. A mediocre person; a mediocrity. [R.] [1913 Webster] 2. A young monk who was excused from performing a portion of a monk's duties. --Shipley. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

mediocre \me`di*o"cre\ (m[=e]`d[i^]*[=o]"k[~e]r), a. [F. m['e]diocre, L. mediocris, fr. medius middle. See Mid.] Of a middle quality; of but a moderate or low degree of excellence; indifferent; ordinary. " A very mediocre poet." --Pope. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

mediocre adj 1: moderate to inferior in quality; "they improved the quality from mediocre to above average" [syn: mediocre, second-rate] 2: lacking exceptional quality or ability; "a novel of average merit"; "only a fair performance of the sonata"; "in fair health"; "the caliber of the students has gone from mediocre to above average"; "the performance was middling at best" [syn: average, fair, mediocre, middling] 3: poor to middling in quality; "there have been good and mediocre and bad artists"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

136 Moby Thesaurus words for "mediocre": adulterated, amidships, artless, average, bad, banal, base, betwixt and between, blemished, central, common, commonplace, core, damaged, defective, deficient, dull, equatorial, equidistant, erroneous, everyday, fair, fair to middling, fairish, fallible, faulty, found wanting, garden-variety, half-assed, halfway, immature, impaired, imperfect, imprecise, impure, inaccurate, inadept, inadequate, inapt, inattentive, incompetent, incomplete, indifferent, inefficient, inept, inexact, inexpert, inferior, insipid, insufficient, interior, intermediary, intermediate, lacking, lackluster, little, makeshift, maladroit, mean, medial, median, mediterranean, medium, mesial, mezzo, mid, middle, middle-of-the-road, middlemost, middling, midland, midmost, midships, midway, mixed, moderate, modest, namby-pamby, no great shakes, normal, not bad, not comparable, not in it, not perfect, nuclear, of a kind, of a sort, of sorts, off, ordinary, out of it, partial, passable, patchy, pedestrian, petty, poor, respectable, routine, run-of-the-mill, second-rate, shabby, short, sketchy, skill-less, small, so so, so-so, standard, tedious, third-rate, thoughtless, tolerable, trivial, unapt, undeft, undeveloped, undexterous, undextrous, undistinguished, uneven, unexceptional, unfacile, unfinished, unimaginative, uninspired, unintelligent, unperfected, unproficient, unskillful, unsound, unthorough, usual, vapid, wanting, wishy-washy