noun \ˌmē-dē-ˈä-krə-tē\

: 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

plural me·di·oc·ri·ties

Full Definition of MEDIOCRITY

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

Examples of MEDIOCRITY

  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.

First Known Use of MEDIOCRITY



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