Definitions for mediocrityˌmi diˈɒk rɪ ti

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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"

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  1. Mediocrity(n.)

    A mediocre person; -- used disparagingly.

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

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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.]

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