noun, plural me·di·oc·ri·ties.
Origin of mediocrity
Related Words for mediocritynormality, commonness, averageness, upstart, cipher, nonentity, commoner
Examples from the Web for mediocrity
Contemporary Examples of mediocrity
If the point was to create a paean to mediocrity, then Linklater has made maybe the definitive work on the subject.Black 'Boyhood' Is Always Black First, Boy Later
August 30, 2014
Does the mediocrity of the job market mean that America no longer needs people who deal with abstractions?Richard Hofstadter and America’s New Wave of Anti-Intellectualism
March 9, 2014
Both the Giants and the Jets descended into mediocrity, a situation epitomized by the “Miracle In The Meadowlands” in 1978.
While the Giants receded into two decades of mediocrity, the Jets took over New York.
He wrote poems as a high school student on the side, but was never too serious, for fear of failure or mediocrity.Why Billy Collins Is America’s Most Popular Poet
October 22, 2013
Historical Examples of mediocrity
It was a different thing to advertise one's mediocrity to the world.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
The kind of renown most accessible and acceptable to mediocrity.The Devil's Dictionary
I see only mediocrity in her, and you will find a hundred women who will be more worthy of you.The Middle Class Gentleman
I may be the son of a genius, but I am nevertheless a mediocrity.Melomaniacs
He is the embodiment of routine and conservatism, because he is the embodiment of mediocrity.The Curse of Education
Harold E. Gorst
noun plural -ties
early 15c., "moderation; intermediate state or amount," from Middle French médiocrité and directly from Latin mediocritatem (nominative mediocritas) "a middle state, middling condition, medium," from mediocris (see mediocre). Neutral at first; disparaging sense began to predominate from late 16c. The meaning "person of mediocre abilities or attainments" is from 1690s. Before the tinge of disparagement crept in, another name for the Golden Mean was golden mediocrity.