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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective middling:


Definition of the noun middling

What does middling mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: middlings

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

Definition of the adjective middling

What does middling mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. lacking exceptional quality or ability

Alternative definition of the adjective middling


  1. of intermediate or average size, position or quality; mediocre
  2. in fairly good health

Definition of the adverb middling

What does middling mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. to certain extent or degree

Phrases with middling

  1. Middling Thread Herring
  2. fair to middling

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for middling

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Google previewA Dictionary ... of Commerce and Commercial Navigation ... (1877)

by John Ramsay McCulloch

iCoogou, ordinnrt nlftingi - - - 1 good ordinary to but middling, broken Rut middling rn. do - but middling rather coarse to...

Google previewWorkers in America: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2013)

by Robert E. Weir

A small, but growing contingent of shopkeepers, tavern owners, and business owners made up the middling classes. The Mid-Atlantic region also had urban activity and yeomanry, though the legacy of Dutch and Swedish settlement there led ...

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Quotes about middling

If you have to make mistakes, make them good and big, don't be middling if you can help it. (Hildegard Knef)
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Scrabble value of M3I1D2D2L1I1N1G2

The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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