middle ground

noun
|Updated on: 2 Aug 2018

Definition of middle ground

1 : a standpoint or area midway between extreme or opposing positions, options, or objectives

Examples of middle ground in a Sentence

  1. The judge of the case chose a middle ground between harshness and leniency.

  2. Both sides in this debate need to do more to establish some middle ground.

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First Known Use of middle ground

1752

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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middle ground Synonyms

Near Antonyms

maximum, utmost;

minimum;

Phrases

middle of the road;


MIDDLE GROUND Defined for English Language Learners

middle ground

Definition of middle ground for English Language Learners

  • : a position or set of opinions that is acceptable to many different people



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