As nouns the difference between mediocrity and mediocracy
is that mediocrity
is the quality of being intermediate between two extremes; a mean while mediocracy
is (informal) a social hierarchy in which the mediocre prevails.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
The quality of being intermediate between two extremes; a mean.
(obsolete) A middle course of action; moderation, balance.
*, New York Review Books 2001, p.273:
(uncountable) The condition of being mediocre; having only an average degree of quality, skills etc.; no better than standard.
An individual with mediocre abilities or achievements.
- In adversity I wish for prosperity, and in prosperity I am afraid of adversity. What mediocrity may be found?
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