mediocrity

Part of speech: noun

Commonplace ability or condition.

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Usage examples "mediocrity":

  1. Yet Macaulay Carvel was not to be despised on account of his high- class mediocrity. - "Paul Patoff", F. Marion Crawford.
  2. But he nourished a deep and ever- deepening affection for this sensitive lad, and became desirous, almost passionately desirous, to lead him up to better things from out of the mediocrity of his present associations. - "Three French Moralists and The Gallantry of France", Edmund Gosse.
  3. Hence his ardent ambitions, and his appearance of plodding mediocrity in practical life. - "The Crown of Life", George Gissing.