What is the opposite of exceptional?

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Adjective
Opposite of uncommon so as to form an exception
“In France, it is common practice to subject the wine to distillation, in order to draw off the spirit.”
Adjective
Opposite of having better than average ability or skill
“Bernard is a mediocre tennis player at best, who shows a lack of passion and effort on the court.”
Adjective
Opposite of having better than average intelligence
“Brian said that he was stupid in school, and didn't know the plural for a box.”
Adjective
Opposite of outrageously bad
“Yankee Stadium rocked as Dodgers substitute left fielder Al Gionfriddo made a remarkable catch of a long drive by Joe DiMaggio near the Yankee's bullpen fence.”
Adjective
Opposite of deprived of the ability to perform natural mental or physical activities
“Psychological testing revealed significantly higher scores for hypochondriasis among disabled patients than non-disabled patients.”
Adjective
Opposite of very skillful or effective
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“Try as he might, Marshall remained an unskilled wordsmith, fumbling at every stanza while he mumbled incoherently about dropping a coffee pot.”
Adjective
Opposite of striking in extent, seriousness, or importance
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Opposite of deserving of the highest esteem or admiration
“This story is sordid and shameful, and everyone who was involved in producing it should be ashamed of themselves.”
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Opposite of not of a regular occurrence
“I seem to be getting frequent aches and pains in my body as I get older.”
Adjective
Opposite of displaying a creative streak for a given activity
Adjective
Opposite of pleasant and satisfactory
“The layout of the apartment was bad, and the kitchen was too small.”
Adjective
Opposite of remarkably or impressively great in extent, size, or degree
Adjective
Opposite of having or involving a great deal of knowledge or skill in a particular area
“In inexpert hands, inappropriate investigation often takes precedence.”
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Opposite of having only a single instance
“The victim told the police that the abuse happened on multiple occasions.”
Adjective
Opposite of significant or extreme in degree or intensity
“In spite of her frugal spendings, Eva only had a moderate urge to shop, preferring instead to use her time to upkeep her house.”
Adjective
Opposite of versatile
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