Simple Definition of tepid
: not hot and not cold
: not energetic or excited
Full Definition of tepid
1 : moderately warm : lukewarm <a tepid bath>
2a : lacking in passion, force, or zest <tepid poetry>b : marked by an absence of enthusiasm or conviction <a tepid interest> <a tepid response>
tepidityplay \tə-ˈpi-də-tē, te-\ noun
tepidlyplay \ˈte-pəd-lē\ adverb
Examples of tepid in a sentence
He gave a tepid performance.
My suggestion was given a tepid response.
Origin and Etymology 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
TEPID Defined for Kids
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up tepid? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).