half-hearted

adjective
half-heart·​ed | \ ˈhaf-ˈhär-təd How to pronounce half-hearted (audio) , ˈhäf- \
variants: or halfhearted

Definition of half-hearted

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

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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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The first known use of half-hearted was in the 15th century

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“Half-hearted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/half-hearted. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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halfhearted

adjective
half·​heart·​ed | \ ˈhaf-ˈhär-təd How to pronounce halfhearted (audio) , ˈhäf- \

Kids Definition of halfhearted

: lacking enthusiasm or interest halfhearted applause

Other Words from half-hearted

halfheartedly adverb

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