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medium

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of medium

  1. 1 being about midway between extremes of amount or size taxpayers of medium income Synonyms average, intermediate, mean, median, middle, middling, midsize (also midsized), moderate, modestRelated Words reasonable; common, commonplace, conventional, normal, popular, regular, routine, standard, typical, usual; adequate, passable, tolerableNear Antonyms excessive, extreme; exceptional, rare, strange, uncommon, unusual; distinctive, idiosyncratic, special, unique; individual, peculiar, private

  2. 2 occupying a position equally distant from the ends or extremes a politician who first reads the polls and then inevitably takes the medium stance on every issue Synonyms central, halfway, intermediary, intermediate, medial, median, mediate, middle, mid, midmostRelated Words equidistant; inmost, inner, innermost, nearest; betwixt and between, borderline, gray (also grey), in-betweenNear Antonyms outer, peripheralAntonyms extreme, farthest, farthermost, furthermost, furthest, outermost, outmost, remotest, utmost

  3. 3 of average to below average quality another medium effort from a movie director who can do better Synonyms common, fair, indifferent, mediocre, middling, ordinary, passable, run-of-the-mill, run-of-the-mine (or run-of-mine), second-class, second-rate, so-soRelated Words acceptable, adequate, all right, alright, decent, OK (or okay), reasonable, satisfactory, sufficient, sufficing, tolerable; moderate, modest; presentable, respectable; minimal, unexceptional; fine, good, niceNear Antonyms A1, capital, choice, classic, distinguished, excellent, exceptional, exquisite, fabulous, fantastic, fine, first-class, first-rate, grand, great, marvelous (or marvellous), matchless, maximum, nifty, number one (also No. 1), optimal, optimum, outstanding, par excellence, peerless, preeminent, prime, sensational, special, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supreme, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-notch; unmatched, unparalleled, unsurpassed; deficient, inadequate, insufficient, lacking, unacceptable, unsatisfactory, wanting


medium

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of medium

  1. 1 a middle point between extremes trying to achieve a happy medium as far as the demands of career and family are concerned Synonyms golden mean, mean, middle, middle ground, midpointRelated Words arithmetic mean, average; median, norm, par, standardNear Antonyms maximum, utmost; minimum

  2. 2 something used to achieve an end regards political activism on the local level as the best medium for effecting social change Synonyms agency, instrument, instrumentality, machinery, means, agent, ministry, organ, vehicleRelated Words determinant, expedient, factor, influence, ingredient, mechanism, tool; weapon; activator, animator, catalyst, driver, energizer, executor, generator, impetus, incentive, inspiration, instigation, instigator, launcher, mover, power, stimulus, trigger; antecedent, cause, occasion, reason; subagency, subagent

  3. 3 the circumstances, conditions, or objects by which one is surrounded an artist who enjoys the cultural medium of the big city Synonyms ambient, atmosphere, climate, clime, context, contexture, environs, environment, milieu, mise-en-scène, setting, surround, surroundings, terrainRelated Words location, place, position, space; backdrop, background; element; situation, status; geography, habitat; microenvironment

  4. 4 a person who claims to speak with or for the spirits of the dead the medium claims that she can put the grieving parents in touch with the spirit of their deceased son Synonyms channel, channeler, psychic, spiritist, spiritualistRelated Words clairvoyant; mentalist, mind reader, telepath; sensitive

  5. 5 a place or opportunity for communicating ideas and information I think a blog might be a good medium for sharing your reviews of local restaurants Synonyms forum, venue, outlet, platform, soapboxRelated Words channel, conduit, pipeline; showcase, stage


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