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mediocrity    : [m,idi'ɑkrəti]
Mediocrity \Me`di*oc"ri*ty\, n. [F. m['e]diocrit['e], L.
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1. The quality of being mediocre; a middle state or degree; a
moderate degree or rate. "A mediocrity of success."
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2. Moderation; temperance. [Obs.] --Hooker.
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3. A mediocre person; -- used disparagingly.

n 1: ordinariness as a consequence of being average and not
outstanding [synonym: {averageness}, {mediocrity}]
2: a person of second-rate ability or value; "a team of aging
second-raters"; "shone among the mediocrities who surrounded
him" [synonym: {second-rater}, {mediocrity}]

144 Moby Thesaurus words for "mediocrity":
Middle America, a nobody, a nothing, adulteration, average,
balance, baseness, bourgeoisie, burgherdom, center, cipher,
common man, defectibility, defectiveness, deficiency, dull tool,
dummy, erroneousness, failure, fallibility, faultiness, fewness,
figurehead, fourth-rater, generality, golden mean, greenhorn,
happy medium, immaturity, impairment, imperfection, impurity,
inability, inaccuracy, inadeptness, inadequacy, inadequateness,
inaptitude, inaptness, inattentiveness, incapability, incapable,
incapacity, incompetence, incompetency, incompetent,
incompleteness, indexterity, ineffectiveness, ineffectuality,
inefficiency, ineptness, inexactitude, inexactness, insignificancy,
insufficiency, jackstraw, juste-milieu, lack, lightweight,
little fellow, little guy, littleness, maladjustment,
maladroitness, man of straw, mean, meanness, median, medium,
middle, middle class, middle course, middle ground, middle order,
middle orders, middle point, middle position, middle state,
middle-of-the-road, midpoint, nebbish, no conjuror, no prize,
nobody one knows, nobody special, nonentity, norm, normal,
nothing special, obscurity, par, patchiness, pedestrianism,
pettiness, pip-squeak, punk, rule, run, runt, rustiness, scrub,
second-rater, shabbiness, shortage, shortcoming, shrimp,
silent majority, sketchiness, skill-lessness, small beer,
small fry, small potato, small potatoes, smallness, squirt, squit,
subnormality, suburbia, third-rater, thoughtlessness, tinhorn,
triviality, unaptness, uncleverness, undeftness, undevelopment,
undexterousness, undextrousness, unevenness, unfitness,
unfittedness, unintelligence, unperfectedness, unproficiency,
unschooledness, unskillfulness, unsoundness, untrainedness,
via media, vulgarity, want, whiffet, whippersnapper

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  • MEDIOCRITY | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
    A goal just before half-time rescued the match from mediocrity › [ C ] a person that is not very good at something or not very good at anything in particular, or something that is not very good: These people are just mediocrities Thesaurus: synonyms and related words Quite good, or not very good
  • MEDIOCRE | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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  • Mediocrity definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary
    British English: mediocrity NOUN If you refer to the mediocrity of something, you mean that it is of average quality but you think it should be better the mediocrity of most contemporary literature
  • Mediocrity - definition of mediocrity by The Free Dictionary
    I will not hesitate, however, to avow my belief that it has been my singular good fortune to have very early in life fallen in with certain tracks which have conducted me to considerations and maxims, of which I have formed a method that gives me the means, as I think, of gradually augmenting my knowledge, and of raising it by little and little to the highest point which the mediocrity of my talents and the brief duration of my life will permit me to reach
  • mediocrity definition | English definition dictionary . . .
    Search mediocrity and thousands of other words in English definition and synonym dictionary from Reverso You can complete the definition of mediocrity given by the English Definition dictionary with other English dictionaries: Wikipedia, Lexilogos, Oxford, Cambridge, Chambers Harrap, Wordreference, Collins Lexibase dictionaries, Merriam Webster
  • English - definition of English by The Free Dictionary
    English synonyms, English pronunciation, English translation, English dictionary definition of English adj 1 Of, relating to, or characteristic of England or its people or culture 2
  • MEDIOCRITY - English-learning and pronunciation courses . . .
    Proper usage and pronunciation (in phonetic transcription) of the word mediocrity Information about mediocrity in the AudioEnglish org dictionary, synonyms and antonyms English for Beginners Practical English Travel English Telephone English Banking English Accounting English Dictionary
  • Search definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary
    3 countable noun A search is an attempt to find something or someone by looking for them carefully There was no chance of him being found alive and the search was abandoned Egypt has said there is no time to lose in the search for a Middle East settlement
  • Mediocrity | Definition of Mediocrity by Merriam-Webster
    Definition of mediocrity for English Language Learners : 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
  • Mediocrity | Define Mediocrity at Dictionary. com
    [mee-dee-ok-ri-tee] See more synonyms for mediocrity on Thesaurus com noun, plural me·di·oc·ri·ties the state or quality of being mediocre mediocre ability or accomplishment a mediocre person

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