Mediocre is a word that is often used to describe something that is neither good nor bad. It's in the middle, and it's not very good or bad.

  • The movie was mediocre, but I still enjoyed it.

  • The test was mediocre, but it was still better than some of the other tests that I've taken.

Definition of middling


to certain extent or degree


fairly, jolly, moderately, passably, pretty, reasonably, somewhat


lacking exceptional quality or ability


average, fair, mediocre


any commodity of intermediate quality or size (especially when coarse particles of ground wheat are mixed with bran)

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Example Sentences for middling

  • 1

    In middle clipping or syncope, the middle of the word is retained.

  • 2

    This was the middle of the winter.

  • 3

    But it dissipated in the middle of the Atlantic.

  • 4

    But the hole in the middle is inconspicuous.

  • 5

    It looks incongruous in the middle.

  • 6

    Look at the middle of the clock.

  • 7

    I like to be in the middle.

  • 8

    I was in the middle of peregrination.

  • 9

    He was in the middle of answering.

  • 10

    He was in the middle of inebriety.