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From Latin mediocritās, from mediocris.

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  • (UK) IPA: /miːdɪˈɒkɹɪti/

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Singular
Mediocrity

Plural
countable and uncountable; plural mediocrities

Mediocrity (countable and uncountable; plural mediocrities)
  1. (now rare) The quality of being intermediate between two extremes; a mean.
  2. (obsolete) A middle course of action; moderation, balance.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, New York Review Books 2001, p. 273:
      In adversity I wish for prosperity, and in prosperity I am afraid of adversity. What mediocrity may be found?
  3. (uncountable) The condition of being mediocre; having only an average degree of quality, skills etc.; no better than standard.
  4. An individual with mediocre abilities or achievements.

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et:mediocrity el:mediocrity io:mediocrity hu:mediocrity ml:mediocrity fi:mediocrity te:mediocrity vi:mediocrity zh:mediocrity

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