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Meaning of MEDIOCRE

Pronunciation:  `meedee'owkr

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  poor to middling in quality; "there have been good and mediocre and bad artists"
  2. [adj]  of no 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"
  3. [adj]  moderate to inferior in quality; "they improved the quality from mediocre to above average"; "he would make a poor spy"
 

MEDIOCRE is a 8 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: average, bad, fair, inferior, middling, ordinary, poor, second-rate
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Me"di*o`cre\, 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.
    
    
  2. \Me"di*o`cre\, n.
    1. A mediocre person. [R.]
    
    2. A young monk who was excused from performing a portion of
       a monk's duties. --Shipley.
    
    
 
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