Wo vs Mediocrity - What's the difference?
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.
Variant of who .
A falconer's call to a hawk.
A call to cause a horse to slow down or stop; whoa.
Variant of woe .
* 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]:
* (Hannah More)
- Such feeble arms, to work internal wo !
- 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 .
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?