Definition of 'mediocre'


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1. rare A mediocre person; a mediocrity.

2. A young monk who was excused from performing a portion of a monk's duties.

3. One of middling quality, talents, or merit.

4. 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.

5. Ordinary: not extraordinary; not special, exceptional, or great; of medium quality;

6. Of ordinary or undistinguished quality. synonym: average.

7. Of a middle quality; of but a moderate or low degree of excellence; indifferent; ordinary.

8. poor to middling in quality


1. So what kind of schemes could universities use to favour students from mediocre schools?

2. Cardiff have similar difficulty in scoring and a mediocre home record.

3. It has destroyed the mediocre products for average people who have few choices.

4. His baffling recruitment and shuffling of mediocre foreign players has done no one any favours.

5. Yet another burden to ensure mediocre performance for the industries we all own in common.

6. Performance is mediocre and fuel economy is below average.

7. There are too many of them, too many of them are just average and mediocre.

8. Germany were outstanding, but our players were mediocre or less.

9. This masterclass in facial hair turns a mediocre outfit into something eye-catching.

10. Their story could be amazing, or it could turn into something mediocre.

11. This manuscript may be only of mediocre quality but it captures a moment of British history with a sinister power.

12. You don't need to be a fantastic player in the small games and mediocre player for the big games.

13. Its investment record is mediocre.

14. Attendance and voting record mediocre.

15. In fact, we found that meeting informally for more than one hour per week was a contributing factor to differences between top and mediocre teams.

16. Some British schools are indeed mediocre, but most are not.

17. The quality was often mediocre, with a smattering of gold dust, but that does not make it irrelevant.

18. I don't like the term mediocre man, because it's personal and insulting, and I'm not addressing that part to anyone.

19. 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

20. What raises all of this above the mediocre is the intimacy and immediacy of the narrative voice .....

21. He isn't happy with what he calls a "mediocre" 2011 season and wants to make amends.

22. They comped the salad, obvs, but charged him for the sushi, which he described as mediocre

23. 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.

24. The GOP's goal is to spin "mediocre" into "blowing away all expectations."

25. An 89, despite its proximity to 90, results in mediocre interest at best.

26. What regulation concerning medical care protects the mediocre from the good?

27. Regulation does not protect the mediocre; inability to formally restrain mediocre practice protects them.

28. ‘It was a match of mediocre quality, although neither side was short of commitment.’

29. ‘So I guess the conclusion is that this is a mediocre, eminently forgettable album.’

30. ‘If we don't allow any quality commercial development then the town is doomed to a mediocre fate.’

31. ‘Unfortunately, the quality of the titles ranged all the way from mediocre to abysmal.’

32. ‘Another mediocre season will not see him offered three more years in charge of Edinburgh and so he might as well go for broke.’

33. ‘Grandera appears to have two ways of running, quite brilliant or utterly mediocre.’

34. ‘The offence was mediocre, not managing to aid their defence and goalie whatsoever.’

35. ‘Both sides gave a mediocre performance in the first half and created scarce chances on goal.’

36. ‘I do think that there is a lot of mediocre music that has been coming out lately, so I sort of agree.’

37. ‘The hotels I hate are the really, really mediocre ones that pretend to be really, really good ones.’

38. ‘The more I think about it, there were some pretty poor teachers at the school, and most were mediocre.’

39. ‘She can go from mediocre to champion in the space of a couple of sets.’

40. ‘In spite of the huge efforts of the committee prior to the meeting attendance was mediocre.’

41. ‘I thought it was slightly better than mediocre, which was precisely what I was expecting.’

42. ‘The first story was great and the others various degrees of mediocre to all right.’

43. ‘At best, they were mediocre and at worst, merely a repeat of some of his past successes.’

44. ‘The industry is still too accepting of mediocre illustrations and photography in general.’

45. ‘We waited 50 minutes for our mediocre and pricey lunch dishes to be delivered to our table.’

46. ‘His system turns mediocre players into good ones and good players into great ones.’

47. ‘Two things make home working a really viable prospect for a mediocre hack like myself.’

48. the caliber of the students has gone from mediocre to above average

Other users have misspelling mediocre as:

1. midiocer 4.17%

2. Other 95.83%

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