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  1. mediocre, second-rateadjective

    moderate to inferior in quality

    "they improved the quality from mediocre to above average"

    fair, average, mediocre, middling


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  1. Shawn Baker:

    So both for ensuring kids' survival and then ensuring their future health and development, it's a huge intervention, i always characterize it that this is not some second-rate intervention we're trying to push on developed worlds, but this is really state of the art, the gold standard intervention that's relevant anywhere in the world.

  2. Matt Sheppard:

    Almost immediately they started to dismiss everything that we did, eric was dismissed, along with the other leadership at Cisco WebEx, as being kind of second rate.

  3. Massachusetts Democrat Warren:

    Companies shouldn't be allowed to offer expensive vacations, prizes and other kickbacks to agents in exchange for selling costly, second-rate investment products to unsuspecting customers.

  4. Judy Garland:

    Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else.

  5. A. A. Milne:

    The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.

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