mediocre :


Although some dictionaries accept the meaning of this word as “medium” or “average,” in fact its connotations are almost always more negative. When something is distinctly not as good as it could be, it is mediocre. If you want to say that you are an average student, don’t proclaim yourself mediocre, or you’ll convey a worse impression of yourself than you intend.

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  • s  moderate to inferior in quality
    they improved the quality from mediocre to above average
  • s  lacking exceptional quality or ability
    the caliber of the students has gone from mediocre to above average
  • s  poor to middling in quality
    there have been good and mediocre and bad artists
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