Definition of mediocrity noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌmiːdiˈɒkrəti//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌmiːdiˈɑːkrəti//
    (pl. mediocrities) (disapproving)
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  1. 1[uncountable] the quality of being average or not very good His acting career started brilliantly, then sank into mediocrity.
  2. 2[countable] a person who is not very good at something a brilliant leader, surrounded by mediocrities
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mediocrity