adjective \ˌmē-dē-ˈō-kər\

: not very good

Full Definition of MEDIOCRE

:  of moderate or low quality, value, ability, or performance :  ordinary, so-so

Examples of MEDIOCRE

  1. The dinner was delicious, but the dessert was mediocre.
  2. The carpenter did a mediocre job.
  3. The critics dismissed him as a mediocre actor.
  4. They sensed that mediocre students like Roosevelt really did possess a set of virtues that needed to be protected and cherished. —David Brooks, New York Times Book Review, 6 Nov. 2005

Origin of MEDIOCRE

Middle French, from Latin mediocris, from medius middle + Old Latin ocris stony mountain; akin to Latin acer sharp — more at edge
First Known Use: circa 1586


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