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halfhearted

adjective half·heart·ed \ˈhaf-ˈhär-təd, ˈhäf-\

: feeling or showing a lack of interest or enthusiasm

Full Definition of HALFHEARTED

:  lacking heart, spirit, or interest
half·heart·ed·ly adverb
half·heart·ed·ness noun

Examples of HALFHEARTED

  1. half-hearted applause from the audience
  2. He made a half-hearted attempt to contact them.

First Known Use of HALFHEARTED

15th century
HALFHEARTEDLY Defined for Kids

halfhearted

adjective half·heart·ed \ˈhaf-ˈhär-təd, ˈhäf-\

Definition of HALFHEARTED for Kids

:  lacking enthusiasm or interest <halfhearted applause>
half·heart·ed·ly adverb

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