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Definition 1: poor to middling in quality - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where mediocre or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there have been good and mediocre and bad artists

(mediocre is similar to ...) having undesirable or negative qualities

"a bad report card" "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression" "a bad little boy" "clothes in bad shape" "a bad cut" "bad luck" "the news was very bad" "the reviews were bad" "the pay is bad" "it was a bad light for reading" "the movie was a bad choice"

Definition 2: moderate to inferior in quality - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where mediocre or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they improved the quality from mediocre to above average

Synonyms for mediocre in the sense of this definition

(mediocre is similar to ...) of low or inferior quality

Definition 3: lacking exceptional quality or ability - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where mediocre or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for mediocre in the sense of this definition

(mediocre is similar to ...) not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree

"ordinary everyday objects" "ordinary decency" "an ordinary day" "an ordinary wine"

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