middle-of-the-road

adjective

Definition of middle-of-the-road

: standing for or following a course of action midway between extremes; especially : being neither liberal nor conservative in politics

middle-of-the-roader

play \-ˈrō-dər\ noun

middle-of-the-roadism

play \-ˈrō-ˌdi-zəm\ noun

First Known Use of middle-of-the-road

1894

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middle of the road

noun phrase

Definition of middle of the road

: a course of action or a standpoint midway between extremes

First Known Use of middle of the road

1891

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MIDDLE-OF-THE-ROAD Defined for English Language Learners

middle-of-the-road

Definition of middle-of-the-road for English Language Learners

  • : supporting or following a course of action that is not extreme and that is acceptable to many different people



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