Definition of 'middling'
Example sentences containing 'middling'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
Some of the smaller and middling towns are an equal delight. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Twelve months ago most business leaders and most consumers were braced for a middling sort of downturn. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Doing so would benefit both the poorest and the middling sort. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Then there were patrons from the middling middle class. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Mostly she got middle billing in middling films. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Beaumont's satire on the aspiring middling sort is presented kindly and with a generally inclusive warmth. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)There were of course some local merchants and shopkeepers, but the size of this middling group was small. World History: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1995)On the one hand I suppose we should be flattered, we middling sorts. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Trends of 'middling'
Used Occasionally. middling is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Definition of middling from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Meme Ban, Heart Age & Collagin: September’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this September with Robert Groves.
Collins Reference Catalogue 2019
View our new 2019 reference catalogue. From dictionaries, phrasebooks, language learning, atlases and maps, general reference and puzzles, you'll be sure to find books that appeal to you.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.