Middlingly
Middling 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. [1913 Webster]

Plainly furnished, as beseemed the middling circumstances of its inhabitants. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster] -- {Mid"dling*ly}, adv. -- {Mid"dling*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • middlingly — middling, middlingly Middling has been used as an adjective in various senses since the 15c, but is now more commonly found as an adverb, a use attested from the 18c. In this role it competes with middlingly, which is recorded from the same date… …   Modern English usage

  • middlingly — adverb : indifferently, tolerably I dare say I thought but middlingly of them Thomas Moore …   Useful english dictionary

  • middlingly — adverb see middling I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • middlingly — See middling. * * * …   Universalium

  • middlingly — adverb In a middling manner; averagely, moderately …   Wiktionary

  • middlingly — mɪdlweɪlɪ adv. in an average manner; sufficiently; moderately; in a mediocre manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • middlingly — mid·dling·ly …   English syllables

  • middling — middlingly, adv. /mid ling/, adj. 1. medium, moderate, oraverage in size, quantity, or quality: The returns on such a large investment may be only middling. 2. mediocre; ordinary; commonplace; pedestrian: The restaurant s entrées are no better… …   Universalium

  • middling — middling, middlingly Middling has been used as an adjective in various senses since the 15c, but is now more commonly found as an adverb, a use attested from the 18c. In this role it competes with middlingly, which is recorded from the same date… …   Modern English usage

  • middling — I. adjective Date: 15th century 1. of middle, medium, or moderate size, degree, or quality 2. mediocre, second rate 3. of, relating to, or being a middle class • middling adverb • middlingly adverb II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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