Definition of mediocre adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌmiːdiˈəʊkə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmiːdiˈoʊkər//
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not very good; of only average standard a mediocre musician/talent/performance I thought the play was only mediocre. Word Originlate 16th cent.: from French médiocre, from Latin mediocris ‘of middle height or degree’, literally ‘somewhat mountainous’, from medius ‘middle’ + ocris ‘rugged mountain’.Extra examples The player was under some pressure after some mediocre performances. The use of crampons can make the difference between a mediocre climber and a good one. They have replaced a great leader with a mediocre one.
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