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Definition average or a bit below average in quality
  • The caliber of the students has gone from mediocre to above average
mediocre = about average
  • They improved the quality from mediocre to above average
  • mediocre = about average
  • Despite Haymitch's order to appear mediocre, Peeta excels in hand-to-hand combat, and I sweep the edible plants test without blinking an eye.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • mediocre = about average
  • When I first ran three miles, mildly impressed with my mediocre twenty-five-minute time, a terrifying senior drill instructor greeted me at the finish line: "If you're not puking, you're lazy!"
    J.D. Vance  --  Hillbilly Elegy
  • mediocre = about average
  • It was supposed to be a game between the two best teams in the state, but Rogers seemed mediocre.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • mediocre = average or a bit below average in quality
  • Scores only matter if they're very good, no one pays much attention to the bad or mediocre ones.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • mediocre = about average
  • Trying to appear mediocre in front of the other tributes is the last bit of strategy I remember.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • mediocre = about average
  • I went to bed expecting to wake up the next morning, give my mediocre presentation, and call it a day.
    J.D. Vance  --  Hillbilly Elegy
  • mediocre = about average
  • Professors and classmates seemed genuinely interested in what seemed to me a superficially boring story: I went to a mediocre public high school, my parents didn't go to college, and I grew up in Ohio.
    J.D. Vance  --  Hillbilly Elegy
  • mediocre = about average
  • When I came home from boot camp with my fifteen-hundred-dollar earnings deposited in a mediocre regional bank, a senior enlisted marine drove me to Navy Federal—a respected credit union—and had me open an account.
    J.D. Vance  --  Hillbilly Elegy
  • mediocre = about average
  • They were just predictably mediocre.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Assuredly, Didymus of Alexandria is no mediocre philosopher.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Yet you confide much more in a boy who is incapable of Occlumency, whose magic is mediocre, and who has a direct connection into the Dark Lord's mind!
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • He knows himself to be mediocre, but he's great in the eyes of others.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • It was a mediocre boardinghouse for penniless students, presided over by a middle-aged couple with a calling for espionage.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • The entire populace knows thousands of songs, and there is hardly a mediocre voice among them.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • It makes you feel forever mediocre.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • Ironically, this same code had been a plot twist in a mediocre thriller Langdon had read years ago.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • We played one game without Cal and lost to a mediocre team from Staten Island that we should have beaten easily.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Hoops
  • He believes in his heart that the marriage would make AMORY mediocre and ROSALIND miserable, but he feels a great sympathy for both of them.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise

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