1. [ adjective ] of no exceptional quality or ability
Synonyms: average middling fair

"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"

Related terms: ordinary
2. [ adjective ] moderate to inferior in quality
Synonyms: poor second-rate

"they improved the quality from mediocre to above average" "he would make a poor spy"

Related terms: inferior
3. [ adjective ] poor to middling in quality

"there have been good and mediocre and bad artists"

Related terms: bad
Similar spelling:   Medicare