Greenman puts new spins on clichés, and rescues his story from mediocrity by finding new ways of talking about melancholy.
These Westerners are bored of the mediocrity that Western societies breed.
Good to Great used stock market gains to sort successful companies from the great mass of mediocrity.
If the point was to create a paean to mediocrity, then Linklater has made maybe the definitive work on the subject.
Does the mediocrity of the job market mean that America no longer needs people who deal with abstractions?
But Geoffrey was not a mediocrity, he was an exceedingly able and powerful man, and this fact the House quickly recognised.
It was a different thing to advertise one's mediocrity to the world.
Being just the kind of joke that has the widest run over the low level of mediocrity, it filled the gallery and upper boxes.
The kind of renown most accessible and acceptable to mediocrity.
It is a great sign of mediocrity always to be moderate in praising.
early 15c., "moderation; intermediate state or amount," from Middle French médiocrité and directly from Latin mediocritatem (nominative mediocritas) "a middle state, middling condition, medium," from mediocris (see mediocre). Neutral at first; disparaging sense began to predominate from late 16c. The meaning "person of mediocre abilities or attainments" is from 1690s. Before the tinge of disparagement crept in, another name for the Golden Mean was golden mediocrity.