so-so

or so so

[ soh-soh, soh-soh ]
/ ˈsoʊˌsoʊ, ˈsoʊˈsoʊ /

adjective

Also so·so. indifferent; neither very good nor very bad.

adverb

in an indifferent or passable manner; indifferently; tolerably.

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Origin of so-so

First recorded in 1520–30

SYNONYMS FOR so-so

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British Dictionary definitions for more so-so

so-so
/ informal /

adjective

(postpositive) neither good nor bad

adverb

in an average or indifferent manner
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