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TEPID

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tepid mean? 

TEPID (adjective)
  The adjective TEPID has 2 senses:

1. moderately warm
2. feeling or showing little interest or enthusiasm

  Familiarity information: TEPID used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TEPID (adjective)


Sense 1tepid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Moderately warm

Synonyms:

lukewarm; tepid

Context examples:

he hates lukewarm coffee / tepid bath water

Similar:

warm (having or producing a comfortable and agreeable degree of heat or imparting or maintaining heat)


Sense 2tepid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Feeling or showing little interest or enthusiasm

Synonyms:

half-hearted; halfhearted; lukewarm; tepid

Context examples:

a halfhearted effort / gave only lukewarm support to the candidate

Similar:

unenthusiastic (not enthusiastic; lacking excitement or ardor)


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