mediocre


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moderate to inferior in quality

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lacking exceptional quality or ability

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poor to middling in quality

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Here Phoebus, whose imagination was endowed with but mediocre power of creation, began to find himself in a quandary as to a means of extricating himself for his prowess.
He wanted everything to seem easy and natural and correct, to present himself as a trustworthy and understandable Englishman in a sound mediocre position, to whom refreshment and accommodation might be given with freedom and confidence.
He was one of that large class of purely mechanical and perfectly mediocre persons connected with the practice of the law who will probably, in a more advanced state of science, be superseded by machinery.
Taos Ski Valley received only a "cautious recommendation" that year with a mediocre "C" grade, gaining points for limiting development, but losing them for intense snowmaking and a failure to provide mass transit.
Their mock heroic pilgrimage also features an "Acolyte of Satan pitching another mediocre Christmas special." While this incredible journey takes place, Kurytnik's film itself appears as if it is about to implode, as its images and sounds are riven with the "rain" and grain of a battered old print.
BOB COSTAS' summation of the XFL: "A delightful combination of mediocre high school football and a caveman's conception of showmanship."
Much mediocre or downright bad teaching occurs in environments in which adequate planning has not taken place.
Rather than accurately report the failures of voucher plans--now euphemistically redubbed portability credits by the Bush team--the "school choice" coalition weaves together a pattern of half-truths and lies that lead one to believe that the revolution to reform mediocre schools is succeeding unabated.
16 air strikes on air defence sites around Baghdad were mediocre at best.
There's little consensus on the reasons for the technology's mediocre success rate.
Desktop color laser sales in 4Q99 somewhat made up for the mediocre performance in the black and white world.
But, all due respect to the wine that becomes blood in the mysterious miracle of our faith, I believe that those mediocre cups of coffee are our most elevating elixirs as a community of believers.
Dorsey, while a pioneer and stylist, is shown to be mediocre at best while his less politically correct contemporary Paul Robeson displays an immense talent.
Mediocre competitors that don't focus narrowly on any one nutrient are the ones that permit a highly diverse ecosystem, Huisman and Weissing observed.
In his analysis of the Universal Exposition of 1937, for example, one can discern many of the illusions, false starts, hesitations, and mediocre efforts which would bring the Third Republic to a disastrous end.