aurea mediocritas

[ ou-rey-ah me-dee-ohk-ri-tahs; English awr-ee-uh-mee-dee-ok-ri-tas, -tuhs, -med-ee- ]

  1. the golden mean.

Words Nearby aurea mediocritas Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use aurea mediocritas in a sentence

  • Horace was wrong, mediocre poets may exist (now and then), and he was a wise man who first spoke of aurea mediocritas.

  • This is the aurea mediocritas, or modest competence, the excellence of which was recognized by the ancients.

    The Sexual Question | August Forel
  • "aurea mediocritas," exclaimed my uncle, delighted with his quotation.

  • These noble words were said on the sill of the door, above which was written, "aurea mediocritas."

    The Lesser Bourgeoisie | Honore de Balzac
  • This aurea mediocritas was but little satisfactory to Mme. de Marville.

    Cousin Pons | Honore de Balzac