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middling

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adjective mid·dling \ˈmid-liŋ, -lən\

Definition of middling

  1. 1 :  of middle, medium, or moderate size, degree, or quality

  2. 2 :  mediocre, second-rate

  3. 3 :  of, relating to, or being a middle class

middling

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middlingly

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Examples of middling in a sentence

  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>

15th Century

First Known Use of middling

15th century


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middling

noun mid·dling

Definition of middling

  1. 1 :  any of various commodities of intermediate size, quality, or position

  2. 2 middlings plural in form but singular or plural in construction :  a granular product of grain milling; especially :  a wheat milling by-product used in animal feeds

1543

First Known Use of middling

1543



MIDDLING Defined for English Language Learners

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middling

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adjective mid·dling \ˈmid-liŋ, -lən\

Definition of middling for English Language Learners

  • : of average size or quality



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