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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin mediocris (in a middle state”, “of middle size”, “middling”, “moderate”, “ordinary), from medius (middle) + ocris (rugged mountain).

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medíocre m or f (plural medíocres, comparable)

  1. mediocre (ordinary: not extraordinary; not special, exceptional, or great; of medium quality)

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This term has a more negative connotation than English mediocre.

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