Examples of tepid in a Sentence
He gave a tepid performance.
My suggestion was given a tepid response.
Recent Examples of tepid from the Web
Despite the slowdown in job growth, the U.S. economy is running neither too hot nor too cold, with growth holding at a tepid but far from recessionary 2 percent annual rate.
The judgment of what constitutes strong or tepid job growth has shifted as the expansion ages.
All told, it’s evidence of an American economy that is running neither too hot nor too cold, with growth holding at a tepid but far from recessionary 2 percent annual rate.
But some of that pro-Paris sentiment wound up being surprisingly tepid …
Perhaps his stats are skewed by facing two of the National League’s most tepid offenses in San Diego and Atlanta, but his dominant form is a welcome sight for the first-place Nationals.
The Phillies shopped Hellickson, 30, last July and found a tepid market.
On the back end, the market for veteran running backs in the NFL is tepid.
Nye's show has a frenetic pacing that makes CBS's Beakman look tepid.
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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
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Definition of tepid for English Language Learners
: not hot and not cold
: not energetic or excited
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