middling middling  /ˈmɪ də lɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) any commodity of intermediate quality or size (especially when coarse particles of ground wheat are mixed with bran)
  2. (adj) lacking exceptional quality or ability
  3. (adv) to a moderately sufficient extent or degree

Usage(s):

  1. But what he really wanted to do was build cars, which he did with middling failure until the doors closed in 1952.
  2. With a sweet lefty swing fit for Yankee Stadium's short right-field porch, Murcer was the best player on some middling Yankee teams of the late '60s and early '70s.
  3. CON: Despite attempts at an American Idol style makeover, the pageant drew a middling 3.

News

  1. Report finds many University of Wisconsin System education schools of middling quality

    MILWAUKEE — A review of the nation's teacher-training programs suggests that many University of Wisconsin System education schools are of middling quality.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  2. VOTD: Russell Brand Mocks MSNBC Talk Show Hosts For Lack Of Professionalism

    While comedian/ professional oddball/ star of middling to bad films Russell Brand is likely not the first example of professional decorum to come to mind, the star of such films as Get Him to the Greek and the remake of Arthur recently schooled a few professional morning news show hosts when he felt they were treating him disrespectfully.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: ScreenCrave

  3. Report faults UW-System education schools

    A review of the nation's teacher-training programs suggests that many University of Wisconsin System education schools are of middling quality.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: WXOW 19 La Crosse

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