mediocre

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See also: médiocre and medíocre

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Etymology[edit]

From the late Middle English medioker, from the French médiocre, from the Middle French médiocre, from the Classical Latin mediocris(in a middle state”, “of middle size”, “middling”, “moderate”, “ordinary), from medius(middle) + ocris(rugged mountain); compare mediocrely and mediocrity.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌmiːdɪˈəʊkə/, /ˈmiːdɪˌəʊkə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌmiːdɪˈoʊkəɹ/
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mediocre ‎(comparative more mediocre, superlative most mediocre)

  1. Having no peculiar or outstanding features; not extraordinary, special, exceptional, or great; of medium quality.
    I'm pretty good at tennis but only mediocre at racquetball.
    The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. (William Arthur Ward)

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Noun[edit]

mediocre ‎(plural mediocres)

  1. A person of minor significance, accomplishment or acclaim. Common and undistinguished person.
    • 2014, Todd Whitaker, Dealing with Difficult Teachers, Third Edition (page 84)
      After this lecture, how do the mediocres feel? They probably feel indifferent or mad. Perhaps they were not even paying attention. The question is, are they more likely to be in the hallway tomorrow? Probably not.
  2. (historical) A member of a socioeconomic class between the upper ranks of society and the agricultural workers.

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  • (person of minor significance, accomplishment or acclaim): great

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Adjective[edit]

mediocre m, f ‎(masculine and feminine plural mediocri)

  1. mediocre, ordinary, middling
  2. second-rate, poor, shoddy

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mediocre m, f ‎(plural mediocri)

  1. mediocre person; mediocrity

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mediocre

  1. nominative neuter singular of mediocris
  2. accusative neuter singular of mediocris

Portuguese[edit]

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mediocre m, f ‎(plural mediocres, comparable)

  1. Obsolete spelling of medíocre

Spanish[edit]

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mediocre m, f ‎(plural mediocres)

  1. mediocre

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