mediocre mediocre  /ˌmi di ˈoʊ kər/


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



  1. The high and mighty drop by anyway, along with the mediocre and recently demoted.
  2. The best Jay Leno could do during the campaign was to poke fun at Obama's mediocre bowling skills.
  3. Working in China's mediocre health system, this is rarely an easy task.


  1. San Francisco Giants: Stock Up, Stock Down for Top 10 Prospects for Week 11

    The San Francisco Giants enter play on Sunday with a record of 35-32. Despite the team's rather mediocre performance, they sit only 1.5 games out of first place in the National League West. The Giants have been receiving important contributions from players recently recalled from the minor leagues. Utility infielder Tony Abreu has stepped in for the injured Marco Scutaro at second base and ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Evans vs. Henderson Fight Card: Recapping UFC 161's Fight Night Bonuses

    After a mediocre night of fights, Dana White still has some checks to hand out. While usually, some thought and effort has to go into the process of picking fight night bonuses, that wasn't the case Saturday night in Winnipeg. There was, precisely, one knockout and one submission. Meanwhile, throughout the night, fights were boring enough that there weren't too many legitimate options for Fight ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  3. Coaches Play Down the Power Play in the Stanley Cup Finals

    The Cup finalists, Chicago and Boston, are mediocre with the man advantage, but they excel in five-on-five play.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: New York Times


  1. "If I could get done what I think needs to get done in four years, even if it meant that I was only president for four years, I would rather be a good president - to take on the tough issues for four years - than a mediocre president for eight...
    on Mar 18, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. This year, as Earnhardt said Thursday, they "aren't even mediocre. And the last couple weeks, we've arguably been one of the worst teams on the track."
    on May 29, 2009 By: Dale Earnhardt Jr Source:

  3. "I've been a very big fight fan, I was a mediocre boxer myself," McCain, R-Ariz., said in a telephone interview. "I had admired Jack Johnson's prowess in the ring. And the more I found out about him, the more I thought a grave injustice was...
    on Apr 1, 2009 By: John McCain Source:

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