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Pronunciation:  `meedee'√Ękritee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  ordinariness as a consequence of being average and not outstanding
  2. [n]  a person of second-rate ability or value; "a team of aging second-raters"; "shone among the mediocrities who surrounded him"

MEDIOCRITY is a 10 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: averageness, second-rater
 See Also: human, individual, mortal, ordinariness, person, somebody, someone, soul



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Me`di*oc"ri*ty\, n. [F. m['e]diocrit['e], L.
1. The quality of being mediocre; a middle state or degree; a
   moderate degree or rate. ``A mediocrity of success.''

2. Moderation; temperance. [Obs.] --Hooker.

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