Not even a mediocre film can erase the allure of the great romance of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.
This is a mediocre speech filled with clichés of the moment lifted from airport bookshelves.
[NYT] The New Senior Photos: The Wall Street Journal reports that the age of mediocre high school senior portraits is over.
Jeremy Lin exploded onto the stage as the breakout star of one in a long line of mediocre New York Knicks seasons in 2011-12.
In this case, Burghoff, usually only a mediocre player, got it right: “salami.”
There remained on her horizon only the friendly youths of mediocre attainments that she met in her daily life.
Verloc, whose affair the police has managed to smother so nicely, was mediocre.
Often a mediocre, commonplace man suffices to give the critical turn to thought or interest.
As for me, I was as mediocre as the play itself, which is saying a great deal.
He must be obscure, insignificant and mediocre—in thought, act, speech and sympathy.
1580s, from Middle French médiocre (16c.), from Latin mediocris "of middling height or state, moderate, ordinary," figuratively "mediocre, mean, inferior," originally "halfway up a mountain," from medius "middle" (see medial (adj.)) + ocris "jagged mountain" (cf. Greek okris "peak, point," Welsh ochr "corner, border," Latin acer "sharp;" see acrid). As a noun, "medicore thing or person," by 1834.