[ mee-dee-ok-ruh-see ]

noun,plural me·di·oc·ra·cies.
  1. government or rule by a mediocre person or group.

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Origin of mediocracy

Blend of mediocre and -cracy

Words Nearby mediocracy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use mediocracy in a sentence

  • The class that lies on the grass is more sociable; they are free from (p. 203) a thousand tyrannies that oppress the mediocracy.

  • How could such facts be understood unless we had previously taken that rapid glance at the mediocracy.

    Sons of the Soil | Honore de Balzac
  • He was cousin of the miller and cousin of the Sarcuses, and belonged therefore to the neighborhood and to its mediocracy.

    Sons of the Soil | Honore de Balzac