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halfhearted

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

Simple Definition of halfhearted

  • : feeling or showing a lack of interest or enthusiasm

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of halfhearted

  1. :  lacking heart, spirit, or interest

halfheartedly adverb
halfheartedness noun

HALFHEARTED Defined for Kids

halfhearted

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

Definition of halfhearted for Students

  1. :  lacking enthusiasm or interest <halfhearted applause>

halfheartedly adverb




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