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Synonyms for mediocre
ˌmi diˈoʊ kər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mediocre, second-rate(adj)

    moderate to inferior in quality

    "they improved the quality from mediocre to above average"

    Synonyms:
    fair, second-rate, average, middling

    Antonyms:
    superior, good, extraordinary

  2. average, fair, mediocre, middling(adj)

    lacking exceptional quality or ability

    "a novel of average merit"; "only a fair performance of the sonata"; "in fair health"; "the caliber of the students has gone from mediocre to above average"; "the performance was middling at best"

    Synonyms:
    mean(a), modal(a), second-rate, reasonable, intermediate, fair(a), medium, bonnie, comely, middling, bonny, ordinary, just, average, median(a), sightly, clean, fair, fairish, honest

    Antonyms:
    good, extraordinary, superior

  3. mediocre(adj)

    poor to middling in quality

    "there have been good and mediocre and bad artists"

    Synonyms:
    fair, second-rate, average, middling

    Antonyms:
    extraordinary, good, superior

Wiktionary

  1. mediocre(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    middling

  2. mediocre(adjective)

    Ordinary: not extraordinary; not special, exceptional, or great; of medium quality;

    I'm pretty good at tennis but only mediocre at racquetball.

    Synonyms:
    middling

Editors Contribution

  1. banalise

    just an ordinary like any other

    Submitted by acronimous on December 12, 2017  

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. mediocre(a)

    Synonyms:
    middling, ordinary, medium, commonplace

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    poor, run-of-the-mill, lacklustre, lackluster

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How to use mediocre in a sentence?

  1. Emeasoba George:

    Inferiority complex or mediocrity is a matter of choice. Oh! yes, no one can persuade you to feel inferior. Moreover, no one can dare to make you a mediocre without your acceptance. Yes! but come to think of that biblically. You should not accept inferiority complex or mediocrity as your fate. Because, you are one of a kind, scripture reference (Psalms 139:14). That is to say, you are a unique and uncommon creation QED. -Emeasoba George

  2. Treva Lindsey:

    You can have an endless number of mediocre and less than mediocre male rappers and they're not pitted against each other in that way, [But] there's this pitting of women against each other that happens. And this singularity that we've come to expect that is deeply rooted in the patriarchy of society, which is manifested in hip-hop as well.

  3. Uta Hagan:

    We must overcome the notion that we must be regular. It robs us of the chance to be extraordinary and leads us to the mediocre.

  4. Chris Cillizza:

    It’s facile. It shows an actual lack of understanding of reality tv( ca n’t believe I ’m typing that). It’s mediocre. It’s a time when viewers need to understand what’s going on at the highest levels of [ government ].

  5. Joseph Heller:

    Some people are born mediocre, some people achieve mediocrity, and some people have mediocrity thrust upon them.


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