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
Full Definition of mediocrityplural
1 a : the quality or state of being mediocre b : moderate ability or value
2 : a mediocre person
Examples of mediocrity in a sentence
We were disappointed by the mediocrity of the wine.
He thought that he was a brilliant artist himself and that all his fellow painters were just mediocrities.
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