[[t]mi͟ːdiɒ̱krɪti, me̱d-[/t]]
1) N-UNCOUNT (disapproval) If you refer to the mediocrity of something, you mean that it is of average quality but you think it should be better.

...the mediocrity of most contemporary literature...

Fashion today is sloppy mediocrity.

2) N-COUNT (disapproval) If you refer to someone as a mediocrity, you think that they are not very good at what they do.

Surrounded by mediocrities, he can seem a towering intellectual.

English dictionary. 2008.


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