• (British) IPA: /ˌmiːdɪˈəʊkə/, /ˈmiːdɪˌəʊkə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˌmidiˈoʊkəɹ/


  1. Having no peculiar or outstanding features; not extraordinary, special, exceptional, or great; of medium quality, almost always with a negative connotation.
    I'm pretty good at tennis but only mediocre at racquetball.
    Synonyms: common, commonplace, ordinary
    Antonyms: great, distinguished, exceptional, outstanding, remarkable, peculiar, excellent
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mediocre (plural mediocres)

  1. A person of minor significance, accomplishment or acclaim; a common and undistinguished person.
    • 2014, Todd Whitaker, Dealing with Difficult Teachers, Third Edition (page 84)
      After this lecture, how do the mediocres feel? They probably feel indifferent or mad. Perhaps they were not even paying attention. The question is, are they more likely to be in the hallway tomorrow? Probably not.
    Antonyms: great
  2. (historical) A member of a socioeconomic class between the upper ranks of society and the agricultural workers.

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