Definition: ordinary; commonplace; neither good nor bad
Definition: ordinary; commonplace; neither good nor bad
Sentences Containing 'mediocre'
Danglars comprehended the full extent of the wretched fate that overwhelmed Dantes; and, when Napoleon returned to France, he, after the manner of mediocre minds, termed the coincidence,``a decree of Providence.''
It is true, between ourselves, that M. de Morcerf is one of the most assiduous peers at the Luxembourg, a general renowned for theory, but a most mediocre amateur of art.
A suspicion of incompetence, too, seems to have attached to him because he was by profession a painter and a mediocre one (though he has given us the best portrait we have of Swift), and this may have been strengthened by Pope's remark that he "translated 'Don Quixote' without understanding Spanish."
He had written a mediocre specimen of an insipid class of romance, and some plays which manifestly did not comply with the primary condition of pleasing: were the playgoers to patronise plays that did not amuse them, because the author was to produce "Don Quixote" twenty years afterwards?
According to the author, the protagonist is a questing knight, the "pure fool" looking for the Holy Grail in the tradition of Parzival. However, he remains pale and mediocre, representing a German bourgeois that is torn between conflicting influences – capable of the highest humanistic ideals, yet at the same time prone to both stubborn philistinism and radical ideologies.
Despite all that, and a mediocre 36-46 first season record, Axelson was named NBA Executive Of The Year.
He had a mediocre rookie season, going 2-5 with 6 saves and 6 holds in 59 games and posted a 5.40 ERA in 60.0 innings pitched as a relief pitcher.
Criticisms included mediocre graphics, poorly translated dialog, linear gameplay and a lackluster game opening.
In , Towers became the Blue Jays' fifth starter, going a mediocre 9–9 with a 5.11 ERA in 21 games started.
Though the tour had originally been scheduled to go on to play in San Francisco and the Orange County Performing Arts Center, the production's mediocre reception prompted Cirque to cancel its upcoming tour.
In contrast with this positive assessment, the novel is seen by Călinescu as a mediocre accomplishment, inspired by but inferior to the fantasy prose of Tudor Arghezi, "aiming into the empty air" with "ungainly wit."
Certainly his passion for horse racing though cost him dearly as his only son, Jim Ross, explained: "To own a few mediocre horses is an expensive luxury.
Other critics found "Comeback" mediocre.
First he wants them to play songs with political charge, something they have always refused to do, just for the sheer principle; second he forces them to change their talented singer and friend Vanya with his beautiful favorite, Reni, who is a mediocre singer.
He praised the game's accessibility to newcomers and variety in course collection, but he criticized the game's mediocre graphics.
Green formed First Quality Maintenance out of a frustration with mediocre cleaning service companies that overcharged landlords and tenants.
Also reviewing the twelfth season, DVD Movie Guide's Colin Jacobson was less positive, commenting: "I’d love to report that 'Menace' disrupts the string of mediocre episodes it in the season, but I can’t. Like its predecessors, it offers a moderately enjoyable experience, but that’s the best it can do.
Their lyrical subject matter focuses on topics including depravity, domestic violence, and sexuality, reflected in songs like "Freaks in Love", "My Life is a Mediocre Piece of Shit" and "The Son Of A Disgruntled X-Postal Worker Reflects On His Life While Getting Stoned In The Parking Lot Of A Winn Dixie Listening To Metallica".
a feel-good, comically mediocre also-ran . . .
It is set in Vienna on the eve of World War I. "The Man Without Qualities" brought Musil only mediocre commercial success.
It was not well received by Locus Online, which stated it was "a preview that bodes not well" and "the other offerings range from mediocre to awful.
The mixed reviews include TVFanatic.com who gave the episode 2.5/5, stating "It's shocking that a Simpsons episode that focused on a friendship between Homer and Clancy would be so mediocre.
Against South Africa he showed his great character, digging in and grinding out runs, but after two mediocre performances against West Indies he was dropped.
Because of the depleted talent pool resulting from many players being in the military, the Tigers and the Cubs both fielded teams that would have been considered mediocre before or after the war.
The album received mediocre reviews, and the Clik's popularity began to decline.
In August–September 1930, three R-VIIIa flew in the Aviation Contest of the Little Entente and Poland, taking a mediocre 7th and 9th places.
While the first game obtained good sales in North America as a result of including the demo for "", "Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner", received mediocre sales.
The first productions (Goldfaden's "Grandmother and Granddaughter" and "Shmendrick") were popular successes, but Adler's own account suggests that they were basically mediocre, and his Uncle Arke was appalled: "Is this theater?
On the other hand, the audio received a mediocre response, despite the comical voice acting.
The film did not live up to the novel's reputation and is generally regarded as mediocre.
"Wisden" observed: "Against Hutton the bowling looked almost mediocre, but most of the other batsmen made it appear lethal." He scored 156 not out and added 45 more runs in the second innings, but Australian won by 274 runs.
Though nature had endowed Camilo with a poetic temperament, his verses are considered to be mediocre, while his best plays are cast in bold lines and contain powerfully dramatic situations, and his comedies are a triumph of the grotesque, with a mordant tone reminiscent of the work of Gil Vicente.
He found the tenor a hard taskmaster, but one who transformed him from a mediocre accompanist to an artist with a full realisation of the duties and possibilities of the accompanist's role, aware of the necessity of being a full participant in every living nuance and accent of the music at hand.
Another generally rates it as mediocre, though praises the end of the film, but remarking "Despite this more satisfying ending, however, the intelligence of the audience is further insulted by the fact that the credits roll directly thereafter, leaving us with nothing to explain Coba’s methods or the fallout that would naturally occur after these events.
While more brilliant leaders, like his father Demetrius and his neighbour Pyrrhus, aimed higher and fell lower, Antigonus achieved a measure of mediocre security.
The dangerous handling characteristics arising from its mediocre frame design caused it to be nicknamed the "Widowmaker" by motorcycle enthusiasts of the 1970s.
Mediocre team defense and goaltending was the culprit.
However, soon after this AC/DC's popularity began to decline, and with the mediocre success of their next 3 albums, "Flick of the Switch", "Fly on the Wall" and "Blow Up Your Video", AC/DC looked as though they had reached their peak early in the decade and by the end of it, were on a sharp decline.
The site's consensus stated ""Yogi Bear"s 3D effects and all-star voice cast are cold comfort for its aggressively mediocre screenplay."
Beck felt that "Loser" was mediocre, and only agreed to its release at Rothrock's insistence.
obligatory club track," and was a mediocre success, reaching the top twenty on the U.S. "Billboard" Hot R/Hip-Hop Songs chart only.
His family then sent him to the "Cours Saint-Louis de Monceau", a private Catholic school in the 17th arrondissement, where he was reportedly a mediocre student, but where he nonetheless obtained his "baccalauréat" in 1973.
Reviewer Larry Reni Thomas wrote: "Randy Weston’s long-anticipated, much-talked-about, consciousness-raising, African-centered autobiography, "African Rhythms", is a serious breath of fresh air and is a much-needed antidote in this world of mediocre musicians, and men.
Dennis ignores the question, claiming that "you just don't get it!", going on to imply that Jessica (as he has to Harvey in the past) has no right to point out occasional indiscretions in the morality of his methods, given that she is an expensive attorney for the wealthy while he is a state prosecutor (with a mediocre salary in comparison) serving the public interest. Daniel Hardman.
Following two more mediocre seasons for Montreal, he requested to be bought out in 1991.
delivery has improved and her subdued vocals can make mediocre material sound convincing.
The three gather on Hugh’s 25th anniversary at the coffeehouse to retell and memorialize their mediocre show-business careers, including a final disastrous performance on The Mike Douglas Show.
After mediocre results, Wirdheim and the team decided to part ways after 11 races into the season.
"Drivers: Timo Scheider, Sebastian Stahl, Adrian Sutil" The team had a mediocre season, finishing at a disappointing 15th place in the championship.
Itzin has acknowledged a physical resemblance between himself and President Richard Nixon: "I have the hairline, and my posture’s mediocre."
More Vocab Wordsprosaic - lacking in imagination; dull and unimaginative; matter-of-fact(concerned with facts, not imagination or feelings); factual; CF. prose
qualified - limited; restricted; V. qualify: limit the meaning of; modify
disheveled - untidy (of hair or clothing); V. dishevel
genealogy - record of descent; lineage; ancestry; study of ancestry
ratify - approve formally; confirm; verify
linguistic - pertaining to language
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
enterprising - full of initiative; showing enterprise
barrage - barrier laid down by artillery fire; overwhelming profusion; large number of questions or statements; Ex. a barrage of criticism
brandish - wave around (a weapon); flourish