What does mediocrity mean?

Definitions for mediocrity
ˌmi diˈɒk rɪ timedi·ocrity

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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.

    Etymology: [F. mdiocrit, L. mediocritas.]


  1. mediocrity(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From mediocritas, from mediocris.

  2. mediocrity(Noun)

    A middle course of action; moderation, balance.

    Etymology: From mediocritas, from mediocris.

  3. mediocrity(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From mediocritas, from mediocris.

  4. mediocrity(Noun)

    An individual with mediocre abilities or achievements.

    Etymology: From mediocritas, from mediocris.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mediocrity(noun)

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

    Etymology: [F. mdiocrit, L. mediocritas.]

  2. Mediocrity(noun)

    moderation; temperance

    Etymology: [F. mdiocrit, L. mediocritas.]

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  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

Examples of mediocrity in a Sentence

  1. Robert G. Ingersoll:

    In the republic of mediocrity genius is dangerous.

  2. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle:

    Mediocrity does not see higher than itself. But talent instantly recognizes the genius.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Originality is better off than imitation. Yes! because originality endows peculiarity and which at the long run leads to profitability and excellence. Whereas, imitation brings about limitation, which often leads to frustration and mediocrity. That is to say, you've got to be original rather than imitation. Therefore, dare to be original and remain original in all your undertakings. Note: whoever that continues to imitate or copy someone else or others will definitely end up a copycat QED. -Emeasoba George

  4. Horace:

    Mediocrity is not allowed to poets, either by the gods or man.

  5. Ahmed Korayem:

    Mediocrity is but a by-product of the dispassionate

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    • A. secession
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