middle-of-the-roader
middle-of-the-road middle-of-the-road adj. 1. supporting or pursuing a course of action that is neither liberal nor conservative.

Syn: centrist, moderate. [WordNet 1.5]

2. not extreme, especially in political views. [WordNet 1.5] -- {middle-of-the-roader}, n. -- {middle-of-the-roadism}, n.


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • middle-of-the-roader — middle of the road·er …   English syllables

  • middle-of-the-roader — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈrōdə(r) noun ( s) Etymology: middle of the road + er 1. : one that takes or advocates a course of action midway between extremes 2. : one that stands midway between extremes (as in opinions) …   Useful english dictionary

  • middle-of-the-roader — noun see middle of the road …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • middle-of-the-roader — See middle of the road. * * * …   Universalium

  • middle of the roader — noun a person who takes a position in the political center • Syn: ↑centrist, ↑moderate, ↑moderationist • Derivationally related forms: ↑centrist (for: ↑centrist), ↑centrism ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • middle-of-the-road — adj. 1. supporting or pursuing a course of action that is neither liberal nor conservative. Syn: centrist, moderate. [WordNet 1.5] 2. not extreme, especially in political views. [WordNet 1.5] {middle of the roader}, n. {middle of the roadism}, n …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • middle-of-the-roadism — middle of the road middle of the road adj. 1. supporting or pursuing a course of action that is neither liberal nor conservative. Syn: centrist, moderate. [WordNet 1.5] 2. not extreme, especially in political views. [WordNet 1.5] {middle of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • middle-of-the-road — middle of the roader, n. middle of the roadism, n. /mid l euhv dheuh rohd /, adj. 1. favoring, following, or characterized by an intermediate position between two extremes, esp. in politics; moderate. 2. of, pertaining to, or describing a type of …   Universalium

  • middle-of-the-road — adjective Date: 1894 standing for or following a course of action midway between extremes; especially being neither liberal nor conservative in politics • middle of the roader noun • middle of the roadism noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • middle-of-the-road — /mɪdl əv ðə ˈroʊd / (say midl uhv dhuh rohd) adjective 1. between extremes; moderate. 2. middlebrow; noncommittal. 3. Also, MOR. of or relating to light or sentimental music, written to appeal to a wide audience. –middle of the roader, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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