What does mediocrity mean?

Definitions for mediocrityˌmi diˈɒk rɪ ti

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word mediocrity.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. averageness, mediocrity(noun)

    ordinariness as a consequence of being average and not outstanding

  2. second-rater, mediocrity(noun)

    a person of second-rate ability or value

    "a team of aging second-raters"; "shone among the mediocrities who surrounded him"


  1. Mediocrity(n.)

    A mediocre person; -- used disparagingly.

  2. Origin: [F. mdiocrit, L. mediocritas.]


  1. mediocrity(Noun)

    The quality of being intermediate between two extremes; a mean.

  2. mediocrity(Noun)

    A middle course of action; moderation, balance.

  3. mediocrity(Noun)

    The condition of being mediocre; having only an average degree of quality, skills etc.; no better than standard.

  4. mediocrity(Noun)

    An individual with mediocre abilities or achievements.

  5. Origin: From mediocritas, from mediocris.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mediocrity(noun)

    the quality of being mediocre; a middle state or degree; a moderate degree or rate

  2. Mediocrity(noun)

    moderation; temperance

  3. Origin: [F. mdiocrit, L. mediocritas.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mediocrity in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mediocrity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Burmese Proverb:

    Who aims at excellence will be above mediocrity; who aims at mediocrity will be far short of it.

  2. Joseph Heller:

    Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them.

  3. Joseph Heller:

    Some people are born mediocre, some people achieve mediocrity, and some people have mediocrity thrust upon them.

  4. Donald Trump:

    He's not going to accept mediocrity in those positions. He's going to bring in someone who's great who really does it. He's going to listen to that person and work with that person to make the right decision of the country.


    Mediocrity/Inferiority complex is the end result of self-hate i.e. Mediocrity or Inferiority complex is nothing else but intense dislike or devaluation of oneself or your own self. Yes! that is just that. Thus, desist from that. ~Emeasoba George

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