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tepid

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adjective tep·id \ˈte-pəd\

Simple Definition of tepid

  • : not hot and not cold

  • : not energetic or excited

Full Definition of tepid

  1. 1 :  moderately warm :  lukewarm <a tepid bath>

  2. 2a :  lacking in passion, force, or zest <tepid poetry>b :  marked by an absence of enthusiasm or conviction <a tepid interest> <a tepid response>

te·pid·i·ty play \tə-ˈpi-də-tē, te-\ noun
tep·id·ly play \ˈte-pəd-lē\ adverb
tep·id·ness noun

Examples of tepid

  1. He gave a tepid performance.

  2. My suggestion was given a tepid response.



Origin of tepid

Middle English teped, from Latin tepidus, from tepēre to be moderately warm; akin to Sanskrit tapati it heats, Old Irish tess heat


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with tepid



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