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Meaning of MIDDLING

Pronunciation:  'midling

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any commodity of intermediate quality or size (especially when coarse particles of ground wheat are mixed with bran)
  2. [adv]  to a moderately sufficient extent or degree; "the shoes are priced reasonably"; "he is fairly clever with computers"; "they lived comfortably within reason"
  3. [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"

MIDDLING is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: average, fair, fairly, mediocre, moderately, ordinary, passably, reasonably, somewhat, within reason
 Antonyms: immoderately, unreasonably
 See Also: commodity, goods, trade goods



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mid"dling\, a.
Of middle rank, state, size, or quality; about equally
distant from the extremes; medium; moderate; mediocre;
ordinary. ``A town of but middling size.'' --Hallam.

      Plainly furnished, as beseemed the middling
      circumstances of its inhabitants.        --Hawthorne.
-- {Mid"dling*ly}, adv. -- {Mid"dling*ness}, n.

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