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mediocrity

noun uk   /ˌmiː.diˈɒk.rə.ti/ us    /-ˈɑː.krə.t̬i/
C2 [U] the quality of being not very good: A goal just before half-time rescued the match from mediocrity.Quite good, or not very goodSuitable and acceptablePeople of little importance [C] a person who is not very good at something: These people are just mediocrities (= people who do not have much skill or ability at anything).Quite good, or not very goodSuitable and acceptablePeople of little importance
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