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Definition of "middle-of-the-road" [middle-of-the-road]

  • Pursuing a course of action midway between extremes, especially following a course in politics that is neither liberal nor conservative. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or being a type of entertainment, especially popular music, that appeals to a wide audience. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "middle-of-the-road" in a sentence
  • "By far, most churchgoers like most Americans describe themselves as moderately conservative or middle-of-the-road."
  • "On the ferry back to the mainland the next day I worked out that even including the sleeper train from London (if booked in advance) and accommodation, Away Game works out cheaper than the bigger, middle-of-the-road festivals, and the experience and memories are incomparable."
  • "All middle-of-the-road voters will get out of it is two more years of nothing."