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Definition 1: any commodity of intermediate quality or size (especially when coarse particles of ground wheat are mixed with bran) - [noun denoting artifact]

(middling is a kind of ...) articles of commerce

Definition 2: to certain extent or degree - [adverb denoting all]

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

  • pretty big
  • pretty bad
  • jolly decent of him
  • the shoes are priced reasonably
  • he is fairly clever with computers

Synonyms for middling in the sense of this definition

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

Samples where middling 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 middling in the sense of this definition

(middling 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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