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.
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.