Wo vs Mediocrity - What's the difference?

wo | mediocrity |

As nouns the difference between wo and mediocrity

is that wo is while mediocrity is the quality of being intermediate between two extremes; a mean.

As an interjection wo

is a falconer's call to a hawk.



(wikipedia wo)

Alternative forms

* whoa

Etymology 1

Variant of who .


(en interjection)
  • A falconer's call to a hawk.
  • A call to cause a horse to slow down or stop; whoa.
  • Etymology 2

    Variant of woe .


    (en noun)
  • * 1815 , Philip Freneau, A collection of poems, on American affairs and a variety of other subjects , page 82[http://books.google.com/books?id=BAkUAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA82]:
  • Such feeble arms, to work internal wo !
  • * (Hannah More)
  • But if there was a competition between a sick family and a new broach, the broach was sure to carry the day. This would not have been the case, had they been habituated to visit themselves the abodes of penury and wo .


    * English two-letter words ----




  • 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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