[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.
Plainly furnished, as beseemed the middling
circumstances of its inhabitants. --Hawthorne.
[1913 Webster] -- Mid"dling*ly, adv. -- Mid"dling*ness,
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: to a moderately sufficient extent or degree; "pretty
big"; "pretty bad"; "jolly decent of him"; "the shoes are
priced reasonably"; "he is fairly clever with computers"
[syn: reasonably, moderately, pretty, jolly,
somewhat, fairly, middling, passably] [ant:
adj 1: 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,
n 1: any commodity of intermediate quality or size (especially
when coarse particles of ground wheat are mixed with bran)
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,