The definition of mediocre is something that is just average, or not very good.adjective
When your dinner is edible but not very good, this is an example of when it is mediocre.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- neither very good nor very bad; ordinary; average
- not good enough; inferior
Origin: Fr médiocre < L mediocris < medius, middle (see mid) + ocris, a peak < IE base *a-, sharp > L acer
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Origin: French médiocre, from Latin mediocris : medius, middle; see medhyo- in Indo-European roots + ocris, a rugged mountain; see ak- in Indo-European roots.