Synonyms for mediocrity

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It was a different thing to advertise one's mediocrity to the world.

The kind of renown most accessible and acceptable to mediocrity.

I see only mediocrity in her, and you will find a hundred women who will be more worthy of you.

I may be the son of a genius, but I am nevertheless a mediocrity.

He is the embodiment of routine and conservatism, because he is the embodiment of mediocrity.

You may link yourself to mediocrity, but can you humble your nature to resemble it.

Woe to that man, or that nation, to whom mediocrity has become an ideal!

So I have always been, and I always shall be, mortified at my own mediocrity.

Escape from the mediocrity of one to the mediocrity of many?

The law of labor is equally binding on genius and mediocrity.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "moderation; intermediate state or amount," from Middle French médiocrité and directly from Latin mediocritatem (nominative mediocritas) "a middle state, middling condition, medium," from mediocris (see mediocre). Neutral at first; disparaging sense began to predominate from late 16c. The meaning "person of mediocre abilities or attainments" is from 1690s. Before the tinge of disparagement crept in, another name for the Golden Mean was golden mediocrity.

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