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mediocrity

[ mee-dee-ok-ri-tee ]
/ ˌmi diˈɒk rɪ ti /
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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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Origin of mediocrity

1400–50; late Middle English mediocrite<Middle French mediocrite<Latin mediocritāt- (stem of mediocritās) a middle state, moderation. See mediocre, -ity
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British Dictionary definitions for mediocrity

mediocrity
/ (ˌmiːdɪˈɒkrɪtɪ, ˌmɛd-) /

noun plural -ties
the state or quality of being mediocre
a mediocre person or thing
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