middling


1mid·dling

adjective \ˈmid-liŋ, -lən\

: of average size or quality

Full Definition of MIDDLING

1
:  of middle, medium, or moderate size, degree, or quality
3
:  of, relating to, or being a middle class
middling adverb
mid·dling·ly \-lē\ adverb

Examples of MIDDLING

  1. <tired of the city but not particularly interested in small-town life, he moved to a suburb of middling size>
  2. <was disappointed in the renowned historian's latest book, which is only middling>

First Known Use of MIDDLING

15th century

Rhymes with MIDDLING

2middling

noun

Definition of MIDDLING

1
:  any of various commodities of intermediate size, quality, or position
2
plural but sing or plural in constr :  a granular product of grain milling; especially :  a wheat milling by-product used in animal feeds

First Known Use of MIDDLING

1543

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