What does mediocrity mean?

Definitions for mediocrity
ˌmi diˈɒk rɪ timedi·ocrity

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"

GCIDE

  1. Mediocrity(n.)

    A mediocre person; -- used disparagingly.

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

Wiktionary

  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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How to say mediocrity in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Harriet Beecher Stowe:

    One would like to be grand and heroic, if one could; but if not, why try at all? One wants to be very something, very great, very heroic; or if not that, then at least very stylish and very fashionable. It is this everlasting mediocrity that bores me.

  3. Alex Prior:

    My biggest fear is that the world may become drowned in artistic mediocrity.

  4. Joseph Heller:

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

  5. Vanna Bonta:

    Mediocrity inspires neither great love nor hate.

Images & Illustrations of mediocrity

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