middle-of-the-road

adjective

Definition of middle-of-the-road 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

middle of the road

noun phrase

Definition of middle of the road (Entry 2 of 2)

: a course of action or a standpoint midway between extremes

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Adjective

middle-of-the-roader \-ˈrō-dər \ noun
middle-of-the-roadism \-ˈrō-ˌdi-zəm \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for middle-of-the-road

Synonyms: Adjective

central, centrist, moderate

Antonyms: Adjective

extremist, radical, revolutionary, revolutionist, ultra

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First Known Use of middle-of-the-road

Adjective

1894, in the meaning defined above

Noun phrase

1891, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of middle-of-the-road was in 1891

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middle-of-the-road

adjective

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

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

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