Definition of “mediocrity” - English Dictionary


“mediocrity” in English

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uk /ˌmiː.diˈɒk.rə.ti/ us /ˌmiː.diˈɑː.krə.t̬i/

C2 [ U ] the quality of being not very good:

A goal just before half-time rescued the match from mediocrity.

[ C ] a person that is not very good at something or not very good at anything in particular, or something that is not very good:

These people are just mediocrities.

(Definition of “mediocrity” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)