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Definition of Mediocre


  1. Of a middle quality; of but a moderate or low degree of excellence; indifferent; ordinary.
  2. A mediocre person.
  3. A young monk who was excused from performing a portion of a monk's duties.

Mediocre Quotations

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Albert Einstein

Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward

In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people, to discourage them from ambitious attempts, and generally console them in their mediocrity.
Robert Louis Stevenson
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Mediocre Translations

mediocre in Italian is mediocre
mediocre in Latin is mediocris
mediocre in Spanish is mediocre, mediano

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