AskDefine | Define middling

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middling adj : of no exceptional quality or ability; "a novel of average merit"; "only a fair performance of the sonata"; "in fair health"; "the caliber of the students has gone from mediocre to above average"; "the performance was middling at best" [syn: average, fair, mediocre] n : any commodity of intermediate quality or size (especially when coarse particles of ground wheat are mixed with bran) adv : to a moderately sufficient extent or degree; "the shoes are priced reasonably"; "he is fairly clever with computers"; "they lived comfortably within reason" [syn: reasonably, moderately, within reason, somewhat, fairly, passably] [ant: unreasonably, unreasonably]

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  1. of intermediate or average quality; mediocre
    The football team is never the worst or best in its league; its position is always middling.

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