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Synonyms for mediocre
ˌmi diˈoʊ kərmedi·ocre

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  1. mediocreadjective


  2. mediocreadjective

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

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


Princeton's WordNet

  1. mediocre, second-rateadjective

    moderate to inferior in quality

    "they improved the quality from mediocre to above average"

    fair, second-rate, average, middling

    superior, good, extraordinary

  2. average, fair, mediocre, middlingadjective

    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"

    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

    good, extraordinary, superior

  3. mediocreadjective

    poor to middling in quality

    "there have been good and mediocre and bad artists"

    fair, second-rate, average, middling

    extraordinary, good, superior

Editors Contribution

  1. banalise

    just an ordinary like any other

    Submitted by acronimous on December 12, 2017  

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. mediocreadjective

    middling, ordinary, medium, commonplace

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "mediocre":

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

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How to use mediocre in a sentence?

  1. Emeasoba George:

    No one can/will dare to make you a mediocre/an inferior person, until you personally/first accept mediocrity/inferiority complex as your fate. So, never ever think/feel/accept to be a mediocre/an inferior person.

  2. Harlan Miller:

    Often the difference between a successful marriage and a mediocre one consists of leaving about three or four things a day unsaid.

  3. Jean Giraudoux:

    Only the mediocre are always at their best.

  4. Giuseppe Sersale:

    I doubt (Fed chair Janet) Yellen would want to sound particularly aggressive. The latest data have been mediocre ... and more time is needed to evaluate how far China and emerging markets have stabilised. And commodities prices have fallen.

  5. Frank Zappa, Liner notes from the album, "Freak Out," 1965:

    Drop out of school before your mind rots from our mediocre educational system.

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