Adjective "mediocre" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Of only average quality; not very good.
  1. 'Two things make home working a really viable prospect for a mediocre hack like myself.'
  2. 'His system turns mediocre players into good ones and good players into great ones.'
  3. 'The more I think about it, there were some pretty poor teachers at the school, and most were mediocre.'
  4. 'It was a match of mediocre quality, although neither side was short of commitment.'
  5. 'The industry is still too accepting of mediocre illustrations and photography in general.'
  6. 'The first story was great and the others various degrees of mediocre to all right.'
  7. 'I do think that there is a lot of mediocre music that has been coming out lately, so I sort of agree.'
  8. 'In spite of the huge efforts of the committee prior to the meeting attendance was mediocre.'
  9. 'Another mediocre season will not see him offered three more years in charge of Edinburgh and so he might as well go for broke.'
  10. 'The offence was mediocre, not managing to aid their defence and goalie whatsoever.'


1. of only ordinary or moderate quality; neither good nor bad; barely adequate: The car gets only mediocre mileage, but it's fun to drive.Synonyms: undistinguished, commonplace, pedestrian, everyday; run-of-the-mill.Antonyms: extraordinary, superior, uncommon, incomparable.

2. not satisfactory; poor; inferior: Mediocre construction makes that building dangerous.Synonyms: meager, low-quality, second-rate; so-so.Antonyms: excellent, superior.

More examples(as adjective)

"futures can be mediocre to people."

"volumes can be mediocre at shares."

"volumes can be mediocre in/at/on todays."

"volumes can be mediocre in places."

"volumes can be mediocre at lots."

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Late 16th century: from French médiocre, from Latin mediocris ‘of middle height or degree’, literally ‘somewhat mountainous’, from medius ‘middle’ + ocris ‘rugged mountain’.