Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: mediocre
IPA transcription: [m,idi'oʊkɚ]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: mediocre
    Meaning: poor to middling in quality; "there have been good and mediocre and bad artists"
  • Synonyms: average, fair, mediocre, middling
    Meaning: 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: mediocre, second-rate
    Meaning: moderate to inferior in quality; "they improved the quality from mediocre to above average"
Usage examples
  • His digestion was mediocre, and he had been attacked by a watering in one eye.
  • A collector is anxious to acquire specimens to illustrate a period or a school, and forgets that a single masterpiece can teach us more than any number of the mediocre products of a given period or school.
  • Large families were the rule among the capable pioneers of America; now they are rare except in the lower industrial ranks. Democracy and opportunity are favoring this process of increasing the mediocre and reducing the excellent strains of stock.