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Meaning of “mediocre” in the English Dictionary

"mediocre" in British English

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(Definition of mediocre from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mediocre" in American English

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mediocreadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˌmid·iˈoʊ·kər/
just ​acceptable but not good; not good enough: The movie’s ​plot is ​predictable, the ​dialogue is ​second-rate, and the ​acting is mediocre.
mediocrity
noun [U]  us   /ˌmid·iˈɑk·rɪ·t̬i/
He ​urgededucators to ​combat mediocrity in the ​classroom.
(Definition of mediocre from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"mediocre" in Business English

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mediocreadjective

uk   us   /ˌmiːdiˈəʊkər/
ordinary and not very good: What ​advice would you give to mediocre ​companies that want to dramatically ​improve themselves?mediocre earnings/results/returns, etc. Even with mediocre ​returns, ​stocks generally ​outperformbonds and ​cash. Commuters resent the mediocre ​performance of many of the ​privatizedrailnetworks.
(Definition of mediocre from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mediocre”
in Korean 별로 좋지 않은…
in Arabic مُتوسّط, عادي…
in Malaysian biasa…
in French médiocre…
in Russian посредственный, заурядный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 普通的,平庸的,不夠好的…
in Italian mediocre…
in Turkish vasat, orta, şöyle böyle…
in Polish (co najwyżej) przeciętny, nienajlepszy…
in Spanish mediocre…
in Vietnamese tầm thường…
in Portuguese medíocre…
in Thai ธรรมดา…
in German mittelmäßig…
in Catalan mediocre…
in Japanese (質が)並みの…
in Chinese (Simplified) 普通的,平庸的,不够好的…
in Indonesian biasa…
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