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>
Examples of tepid
He gave a tepid performance.
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
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