Moderation vs Mediocrity - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between moderation and mediocrity

is that moderation is the state or quality of being moderate; avoidance of extremes while mediocrity is the quality of being intermediate between two extremes; a mean.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

moderation

Noun

  • The state or quality of being moderate; avoidance of extremes
  • * {{quote-book
  • , passage=...It regulates and governs the Passions of the Mind, and brings them into due moderation and frame... , page=17 , title=An Account of the Growth of Deism in England , author=William Stephens , year=1696}}
  • * 1772 , , [http://books.google.com/books?id=twVuAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA394]:
  • Mr. Chairman, at this moment I stand astonished at my own moderation !
  • * 1821 October 12, , [http://books.google.com/books?id=5q4XBa5jsy8C&pg=PA7]:
  • America is a model of force and freedom and moderation - with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people.
  • An instance of moderating: bringing something away from extremes, especially in a beneficial way
  • * {{quote-news, year=1936, date=March, work=The Southern Lumberman citation
  • , passage=With the quick moderation of the weather some buying has appeared that had been held up because of the extremely cold weather
  • The process of moderating a discussion
  • The moderation of a large online forum can be hard work.

    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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