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luke·warm

 (lo͞ok′wôrm′)
adj.
1. Mildly warm; tepid.
2. Lacking conviction or enthusiasm; indifferent: gave only lukewarm support to the incumbent candidate.

[Middle English leukwarm : leuk, luke (possibly alteration of leu, from Old English hlēow; see kelə- in Indo-European roots) + warm, warm; see warm.]

luke′warm′ly adv.

lukewarm

(ˌluːkˈwɔːm)
adj
1. (esp of water) moderately warm; tepid
2. having or expressing little enthusiasm or conviction
[C14 luke probably from Old English hlēow warm; compare German lauwarm]
ˌlukeˈwarmly adv
ˌlukeˈwarmness n

luke•warm

(ˈlukˈwɔrm)

adj.
1. moderately warm; tepid.
2. having or showing little ardor, zeal, or enthusiasm; indifferent: lukewarm applause.
[1350–1400; Middle English lukewarme=luke tepid + warme warm]
luke′warm′ly, adv.
luke′warm′ness, luke′warmth′, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lukewarm - moderately warm; "he hates lukewarm coffee"; "tepid bath water"
warm - having or producing a comfortable and agreeable degree of heat or imparting or maintaining heat; "a warm body"; "a warm room"; "a warm climate"; "a warm coat"
2.lukewarm - feeling or showing little interest or enthusiasm; "a halfhearted effort"; "gave only lukewarm support to the candidate"
unenthusiastic - not enthusiastic; lacking excitement or ardor; "an unenthusiastic performance by the orchestra"; "unenthusiastic applause"

lukewarm

adjective
1. tepid, warm, blood-warm Wash your face with lukewarm water.
2. half-hearted, cold, cool, indifferent, unconcerned, uninterested, apathetic, unresponsive, phlegmatic, unenthusiastic, half-arsed (Brit. slang), half-assed (U.S. & Canad. slang), laodicean The study received a lukewarm response from the Home Secretary.

lukewarm

adjective
Lacking warmth, interest, enthusiasm, or involvement:
Translations
بدون حَماسَهفَاتِرفاتِر
vlažný
lunkenvalen
haalea
mlak
lagymataglangyos
áhugalausvolgur
なまぬるいぬるい冷めた気が進まない生暖かい
미지근한
drungnas
kūtrsremdensvienaldzīgs
mlačen
ljummen
อุ่น
ılıkkayıtsızilgisizumursamaz
âm ấm

lukewarm

[ˈluːkwɔːm] ADJ
1. (= slightly warm) [water, food, coffee] → tibio
2. (fig) [reception, applause, support] → tibio, poco entusiasta
the report was given a lukewarm receptionel informe tuvo una tibia acogida or una acogida poco entusiasta
he was lukewarm about the ideano le entusiasmaba la idea

lukewarm

[ˌluːkˈwɔːrm] adj
[liquid] → tiède
(= unenthusiastic) [response, welcome, applause] → peu enthousiaste
The response was lukewarm → La réaction a été peu enthousiaste.
to be lukewarm about sth [person] → ne pas être enthousiasmé(e) par qch
to be lukewarm about doing sth → ne pas être enthousiasmé(e) par la perspective de faire qch
to be lukewarm towards sb → ne pas être très chaleureux/euse envers qn

lukewarm

adj (lit, fig)lauwarm; applause, supportlauwarm, mäßig; friendshiplau, oberflächlich; he’s lukewarm about or on the idea/about herer ist von der Idee/von ihr nur mäßig begeistert

lukewarm

[ˌluːkˈwɔːm] adj
a. (tepid, water) → tiepido/a
b. (unenthusiastic, support, response) → tiepido/a; (person) → poco entusiasta

lukewarm

(ˈluːkwoːm) adjective
1. slightly warm. lukewarm water.
2. (of eg interest, support etc) not very enthusiastic.

lukewarm

فَاتِر vlažný lunken lauwarm χλιαρός tibio haalea tiède mlak tiepido なまぬるい 미지근한 lauw lunken letni morno теплый ljummen อุ่น ılık âm ấm 温热的

lukewarm

a. tibio-a, templado-a; [feelings] indiferente.

lukewarm

adj tibio
References in classic literature ?
She deemed in her crime most to be repented of, that she had ever endured and reciprocated the lukewarm grasp of his hand, and had suffered the smile of her lips and eyes to mingle and melt into his own.
The very sight of him with one grimy thumb buried deep in the lukewarm stew, that seemed, from the frequency of its repetition, to constitute the pride of his culinary art, was sufficient to take away the girl's appetite.
This lesser Prince de Wagram of the administration, to whom the duty of gathering opinions and ideas and making verbal reports thereon was entrusted, knew all the secrets of parliamentary politics; dragged in the lukewarm, fetched, carried, and buried propositions, said the Yes and the No that the ministers dared not say for themselves.
When you warmed,' said the secretary, looking sharply at the other's downcast eyes, which brightened slowly as he spoke; 'when you warmed into that noble outbreak; when you told them that you were never of the lukewarm or the timid tribe, and bade them take heed that they were prepared to follow one who would lead them on, though to the very death; when you spoke of a hundred and twenty thousand men across the Scottish border who would take their own redress at any time, if it were not conceded; when you cried "Perish the Pope and all his base adherents; the penal laws against them shall never be repealed while Englishmen have hearts and hands"--and waved your own and touched your sword; and when they cried "No Popery
A cloggy sensation of the lukewarm fat of meat is upon me (we dined an hour or two ago), and my head is as heavy as so much lead.
At its present point of vivification, the scarecrow reminds me of some of the lukewarm and abortive characters, composed of heterogeneous materials, used for the thousandth time, and never worth using, with which romance writers (and myself, no doubt, among the rest) have so overpeopled the world of fiction.
Referring to the lukewarm response to the Supreme Court mandated auction of 2G spectrum, Sibal: "The government did exactly what the courts wanted it to do-that is sell the airwaves, or radio frequency spectrum, that was vacated after 122 licences and accompanying spectrum issued in 2008 were cancelled by virtue of a apex court order.
The reactions in the international community were very mixed, but the lukewarm from the United States disappointed me," Goldstone told Das Parlament, a weekly political newspaper published by Germany's lower house of parliament, the Bundestag.