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Definition of "mediocrity" []

  • The state or quality of being mediocre. (noun)
  • Mediocre ability, achievement, or performance. (noun)
  • One that displays mediocre qualities. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mediocrity" in a sentence
  • "He doesn’t believe in mediocrity, is committed to his purpose and passion, and in Bikini Bottom (where he lives), Spongebob is a Linchpin."
  • "La Bete selects an acting troupe as its focal point; but any arena that pits quality against mediocrity is an able substitute."
  • "Is that even a viable alternative or is languishing in mediocrity a sentence worse than death for most over-achieving lawyers?"