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mediocre

adjective uk   /ˌmiː.diˈəʊ.kər/ us    /-ˈoʊ.kɚ/ disapproving
C2 not very good: The film's plot is predictable and the acting is mediocre. Parents don't want their children going to mediocre schools.Quite good, or not very goodSuitable and acceptable
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