Definition of tepid
- a tepid bath
- tepid poetry
- a tepid interest
- a tepid response
He gave a tepid performance.
My suggestion was given a tepid response.
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
arctic, bitter, bleak, chill, chilly, cold, freezing, frigid, frosty, gelid, glacial, ice-cold, iced, icy, nippy, polar, raw, sharp, snappy, snowy, subfreezing, subzero, ultracold, winterly, wintry (also wintery);
: not hot and not cold
: not energetic or excited
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