half-hearted

adjective
half-heart·ed | \ˈhaf-ˈhär-təd, ˈhäf-\
variants: or halfhearted

Definition of half-hearted 

: lacking heart, spirit, or interest a half-hearted effort halfhearted applause

Other Words from half-hearted

half-heartedly or halfheartedly adverb
half-heartedness or halfheartedness noun

First Known Use of half-hearted

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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halfhearted

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

Kids Definition of halfhearted

: lacking enthusiasm or interest halfhearted applause

Other Words from half-hearted

halfheartedly adverb

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