halfhearted vs tepid what difference

what is difference between halfhearted and tepid

English

Alternative forms

  • half-hearted

Etymology

From half +‎ hearted.

Pronunciation

Adjective

halfhearted (comparative more halfhearted, superlative most halfhearted)

  1. Lacking full energy, effort, commitment, or resolve.
    Synonym: lukewarm
  2. (obsolete) Lacking in heart or spirit; ungenerous; unkind.
    • such animals,
      Half-hearted creatures, as these are, your fox there

Derived terms

  • halfheartedly
  • halfheartedness

Translations

See also

  • insincere
  • tepid
  • wholehearted

Further reading

  • halfhearted at OneLook Dictionary Search


English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin tepidus.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: tĕp’ĭd, IPA(key): /ˈtɛpɪd/

Adjective

tepid (not comparable)

  1. Lukewarm; neither warm nor cool.
    Synonym: lukewarm
  2. Uninterested; exhibiting little passion or eagerness; lukewarm.
    Synonyms: uninterested, lukewarm

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:warm

Derived terms

  • tepidness

Related terms

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  • DIPTe

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