Meaning of “mediocre” in the English Dictionary

(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.
noun [ U ] us /ˌmid·iˈɑk·rɪ·t̬i/

He urged educators to combat mediocrity in the classroom.

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"mediocre" in Business English

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uk /ˌmiːdiˈəʊkər/ us

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 outperform bonds and cash.
Commuters resent the mediocre performance of many of the privatized rail networks.

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