lukewarm


luke·warm

adjective \ˈlük-ˈwrm\

: slightly warm

: not enthusiastic : not having or showing energy or excitement

Full Definition of LUKEWARM

1
:  moderately warm :  tepid
2
:  lacking conviction :  halfhearted <gave them only lukewarm support>
luke·warm·ly adverb
luke·warm·ness noun

Examples of LUKEWARM

  1. I hate drinking lukewarm coffee.
  2. Our plan got a lukewarm reception.
  3. The producer was lukewarm about her script.

Origin of LUKEWARM

Middle English, from luke lukewarm + warm; probably akin to Old High German lāo lukewarm — more at lee
First Known Use: 14th century

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