Mediocrity vs Mediocracy - What's the difference?

mediocrity | mediocracy |


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.

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mediocrity

English

Noun

  • 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:
  • In adversity I wish for prosperity, and in prosperity I am afraid of adversity. What mediocrity may be found?
  • (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.
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    mediocracy

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia mediocracy)
  • (informal) A social hierarchy in which the mediocre prevails.
  • See also

    * dumb down * idiocracy