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mediocrity

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noun me·di·oc·ri·ty \ˌmē-dē-ˈä-krə-tē\

Simple Definition of mediocrity

  • : the quality of something that is not very good : the quality or state of being mediocre

  • : a person who does not have the special ability to do something well

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of mediocrity

plural

mediocrities

  1. 1 a :  the quality or state of being mediocre b :  moderate ability or value

  2. 2 :  a mediocre person

Examples of mediocrity in a sentence

  1. We were disappointed by the mediocrity of the wine.

  2. He thought that he was a brilliant artist himself and that all his fellow painters were just mediocrities.



1588

First Known Use of mediocrity

1588


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