mediocrity mediocrity  /ˌmi di ˈɑ krə ti/


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



  1. Appearing to have been hewn from solid blocks of mediocrity, the Imperial LeBaron two-door is memorable for having some of the longest fenders in history.
  2. The Tribune paid a premium for a premium paper and seems intent on dragging it down into mediocrity.
  3. Too often, though, the Academy has rewarded films at the high end of mediocrity, operating within a narrow band of reassuring realism.


  1. Can Mexico Announce Their True Potential at the Confederations Cup?

    Writing for ESPN earlier in the week , David Faitelson asked the question “Where do Mexico belong?” The journalist explained the issue by suggesting that El Tri are torn between two footballing words. One sees them ambling around in the Central and North American region, treading water in the mediocrity that is CONCACAF . The other sees them going toe-to-toe with some of the most accomplished ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. David Wenstrom: Markey is an ‘empty Gucci suit’

    The headline in the May 22 TAB for Democrat flack Shawn Fitzgibbons’s partisan piece wasn’t quite complete. It should have read: “Markey: An impressive record…of mediocrity.”
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Newton Tab

  3. Breaking Down the Baltimore Ravens' New Look Pass Rush

    COMMENTARY | The Baltimore Ravens accumulated 37 sacks last season: an adequate number, but too often opposing passers had excessive time to find an open receiver. General manager Ozzie Newsome, never one to settle for mediocrity, made upgrading the pass rush a priority, and he's done just that. By adding Chris Canty and Elvis Dumervil, the Ravens have added the weapons needed to have a fearsome ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Yahoo! Contributor Network via Yahoo! Sports

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