(adj.) = meagre [meager, -USA] ; nondescript ; run-of-the-mill ; mediocre ; indifferent ; second-rate ; undistinguished ; lamely ; unimpressive ; unremarkable ; so-so. Ex: Soon, however, the collection outgrew its meagre quarters and a full-fledged library occupying a 40x60 foot area came into being. Ex: He went on to explain that while there were no unsightly slums, there was a fairly large district of rather nondescript homes intermingled with plain two- and three-family brick and frame dwellings, principally in the eastern reaches of the city. Ex: Guides are almost always worth thinking of as the first type of bibliography to search when it is a quick check of run-of-the-mill bibliographical facts which is required. Ex: Despite the proliferation of biographies aimed at young adults which have lavish illustrations, easy-to-read print and attractive layout, most of them are lifeless and mediocre. Ex: This risk I gladly accept in the hope that I have succeeded in bringing to your notice the fact that there is an ailment here, however indifferent my diagnosis may have been, and by provoking thought on the matter. Ex: To date the library profession has been passive in its approach to new technology and has accepted the second-rate products it has been offered. Ex: You are about to hear an undistinguished non-expert speak prosaically about the library catalog as it currently is. Ex: People think that that this is just a stunt to generate more traffic to a lamely performing Web site. Ex: The author deems voice recognition technology to be unimpressive but finds that text-to-speech conversion has greatly improved. Ex: This dish, billed as the house specialty, was just an unremarkable griddled steak topped with some green bell peppers and green onions. Ex: What type of circuitry makes the difference between a high-end audio mixer and a so-so mixer?.