[ UK /mˌiːdɪˈə‍ʊkɐ/ ]
[ US /ˌmidiˈoʊkɝ/ ]
  1. moderate to inferior in quality
    they improved the quality from mediocre to above average
  2. lacking exceptional quality or ability
    in fair health
    the caliber of the students has gone from mediocre to above average
    the performance was middling at best
    a novel of average merit
    only a fair performance of the sonata
  3. poor to middling in quality
    there have been good and mediocre and bad artists
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How To Use mediocre In A Sentence

  • Red cabbage's fresh, raw crunch is a great addition to salads (see today's recipe), though I quite understand that some of you may have been put off by its appearance in mediocre coleslaws dressed in gloopy, cheap mayonnaise, its pigment seeping into the dressing to create a rather unappealing mess. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's red cabbage recipes
  • Any normal, mediocre woman would have (a) sworn, (b) looked under the bed again, or ( c ) shouted at me. THE DICE MAN
  • I realized how our leadership brings forth mediocre organizations and dispirited people.
  • The issues of validity and reliability are the twin pillars that prove research to be only mediocre or outstanding.
  • He was a mediocre speaker, uncomfortable in circumstances of political manoeuvre, often either too hesitant or too precipitate in action, and wedded to a proud independence that interfered with the building of successful alliances.
  • That mediocre, built-on-the-cheap excuse for a bypass is overdue for an upgrade.
  • Tuesday the 17th is one mediocre day, without waves and with onshore wind, however in the after noon sets become visible underneath the slop.
  • His work rarely rises above the mediocre.
  • You open one good bottle of wine instead of three mediocre ones. Times, Sunday Times
  • This manuscript may be only of mediocre quality but it captures a moment of British history with a sinister power. Times, Sunday Times
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