Search Result for "middling":
1. any commodity of intermediate quality or size (especially when coarse particles of ground wheat are mixed with bran);
1. 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]
1. to a moderately sufficient extent or degree;
- Example: "pretty big"
- Example: "pretty bad"
- Example: "jolly decent of him"
- Example: "the shoes are priced reasonably"
- Example: "he is fairly clever with computers"
[syn: reasonably, moderately, pretty, jolly, somewhat, fairly, middling, passably]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Middling \Mid"dling\, a. Of middle rank, state, size, or quality; about equally distant from the extremes; medium; moderate; mediocre; ordinary. "A town of but middling size." --Hallam. [1913 Webster] Plainly furnished, as beseemed the middling circumstances of its inhabitants. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster] -- Mid"dling*ly, adv. -- Mid"dling*ness, n. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
58 Moby Thesaurus words for "middling": amidships, average, banal, betwixt and between, central, common, core, dull, equatorial, equidistant, fair, fair to middling, fairish, halfway, indifferent, inferior, insipid, interior, intermediary, intermediate, lackluster, mean, medial, median, mediocre, mediterranean, medium, mesial, mezzo, mid, middle, middle-of-the-road, middlemost, midland, midmost, midships, midway, moderate, modest, namby-pamby, normal, nuclear, of a kind, of a sort, of sorts, ordinary, passable, poor, respectable, routine, second-rate, so-so, standard, tedious, tolerable, usual, vapid, wishy-washy