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MEDIOCRITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mediocrity mean? 

MEDIOCRITY (noun)
  The noun MEDIOCRITY has 2 senses:

1. ordinariness as a consequence of being average and not outstanding
2. a person of second-rate ability or value

  Familiarity information: MEDIOCRITY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MEDIOCRITY (noun)


Sense 1mediocrity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Ordinariness as a consequence of being average and not outstanding

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

mediocrity; averageness

Hypernyms ("mediocrity" is a kind of...):

mundaneness; mundanity; ordinariness (the quality of being commonplace and ordinary)


Sense 2mediocrity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person of second-rate ability or value

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

second-rater; mediocrity

Context examples:

a team of aging second-raters / shone among the mediocrities who surrounded him

Hypernyms ("mediocrity" is a kind of...):

individual; mortal; person; somebody; someone; soul (a human being)


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