mediocrity (part of speech: noun)
middle (part of speech: noun)
- Should the reader be content with mediocrity, there is scarcely anything to be said where the conditions are so favorable. - "Success With Small Fruits", E. P. Roe.
- " Her poems," he said, " were very tolerable, and not to be endured;" mediocrity was insufferable in poetry. - "Mr. Hogarth's Will", Catherine Helen Spence.
- It was a triumph of mediocrity, sweet to majorities, and destiny consented to this irony. - "The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VII (of X)--Continental Europe I", Various.