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middle

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of middle

  1. 1 occupying a position equally distant from the ends or extremes you must mark the exact middle point of each of these lines in order to solve the problem Synonyms central, halfway, intermediary, intermediate, medial, median, mediate, medium, mid, midmost Related Words equidistant; inmost, inner, innermost, nearest; betwixt and between, borderline, gray (also grey), in-between Near Antonyms outer, peripheral Antonyms extreme, farthest, farthermost, furthermost, furthest, outermost, outmost, remotest, utmost

  2. 2 being about midway between extremes of amount or size a house that is middle-sized for that neighborhood a man of middle height Synonyms average, intermediate, mean, median, medium, middling, midsize (also midsized), moderate, modest Related Words reasonable; common, commonplace, conventional, normal, popular, regular, routine, standard, typical, usual; adequate, passable, tolerable Near Antonyms excessive, extreme; exceptional, rare, strange, uncommon, unusual; distinctive, idiosyncratic, special, unique; individual, peculiar, private


middle

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of middle

  1. 1 a middle point between extremes his salary is exactly at the middle of the company's pay scale Synonyms golden mean, medium, mean, middle ground, midpointRelated Words arithmetic mean, average; median, norm, par, standardNear Antonyms maximum, utmost; minimum

  2. 2 an area or point that is an equal distance from all points along an edge or outer surface put the serving dish in the middle of the table Synonyms core, center, midpoint, midstRelated Words inside, interiorAntonyms perimeter, periphery

  3. 3 the middle region of the human torso clutched the football tightly against her middle Synonyms midriff, midsection, waist, waistlineRelated Words trunk; abdomen, belly, gut, stomach

  4. 4 the most intense or characteristic phase of something I'm right in the middle of a tax audit, so can you come back later? Synonyms deep, depth, height, thick, midstRelated Words center, heart


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