Examples of lukewarm in a Sentence
I hate drinking lukewarm coffee.
Our plan got a lukewarm reception.
The producer was lukewarm about her script.
Recent Examples of lukewarm from the Web
The primary effect of Trump’s decision—especially when taken together with his lukewarm feelings toward NATO and his earlier withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership—has been to abdicate American leadership on the global stage.
Videos showing Dao, his face bloodied, went viral, and United’s lukewarm initial response added fuel to red-hot fire of customer discontent.
Support was lukewarm among Prince George’s County residents at 44 percent, but was 55 percent in Montgomery County.
Democrats hope lukewarm support for the Republican candidate will bode well for similar races in next year’s midterm elections.
While liberals really don’t like the brand, conservatives are merely lukewarm.
In keeping with an ongoing trend, iPad sales were lukewarm; Apple moved 12.6 million units, which represented the smallest piece of the Cupertino company’s revenue pie this quarter at $5.4 billion---a decline in sales of nearly 23 percent.
That was a truck the Army was lukewarm on — until former Defense Secretary Robert Gates surged them into production for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
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Origin and Etymology of lukewarm
Middle English, from luke lukewarm + warm; probably akin to Old High German lāo lukewarm — more at lee
First Known Use: 14th century
LUKEWARM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of lukewarm for English Language Learners
: slightly warm
: not enthusiastic : not having or showing energy or excitement
LUKEWARM Defined for Kids
Definition of lukewarm for Students
1 : slightly warm lukewarm water
2 : not very interested or eager We got a lukewarm response.
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