middling

Primary Meanings of middling

1.
adjadv
lacking exceptional quality or ability
to a moderately sufficient extent or degree
2.
n
any commodity of intermediate quality or size (especially when coarse particles of ground wheat are mixed with bran)
Full Definitions of middling
1

adj lacking exceptional quality or ability

“the performance was middling at best”
Synonyms:
average, fair, mediocre
ordinary
not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree

adv to a moderately sufficient extent or degree

Synonyms:
fairly, jolly, moderately, passably, pretty, reasonably, somewhat
Antonyms:
immoderately, unreasonably
to a degree that exceeds the bounds or reason or moderation
2

n any commodity of intermediate quality or size (especially when coarse particles of ground wheat are mixed with bran)

Type of:
commodity, good, trade good
articles of commerce

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