you of second-rate ability or value
- ordinariness as a consequence of becoming normal rather than outstanding
- the grade of being mediocre; a middle state or level; a modest level or price.
- Moderation; temperance.
very early 15c., "moderation; intermediate condition or amount," from center French m
Being normal and ordinary. "Jane would not be satisfied with mediocrity; she worked the woman hardest to perform her work ahead of time, and always achieve superiority, so she would be observed as an above-average employee."
(n.) The caliber of being mediocre; a middle condition or degree; a moderate level or price.
- (n.) Moderation; temperance.
Although careful and industrious, Addington had no brilliant qualities, and his mediocrity afforded opportunity for attack by his enemies.