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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mediocre mean? 

MEDIOCRE (adjective)
  The adjective MEDIOCRE has 3 senses:

1. moderate to inferior in quality
2. lacking exceptional quality or ability
3. poor to middling in quality

  Familiarity information: MEDIOCRE used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

MEDIOCRE (adjective)

Sense 1mediocre [BACK TO TOP]


Moderate to inferior in quality


mediocre; second-rate

Context example:

they improved the quality from mediocre to above average


inferior (of low or inferior quality)

Sense 2mediocre [BACK TO TOP]


Lacking exceptional quality or ability


middling; mediocre; average; fair

Context examples:

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


ordinary (not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree)

Sense 3mediocre [BACK TO TOP]


Poor to middling in quality

Context example:

there have been good and mediocre and bad artists


bad (having undesirable or negative qualities)

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