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 (hăf′här′tĭd, häf′-)
Exhibiting or feeling little interest, enthusiasm, or heart; uninspired: a halfhearted attempt at writing a novel.

half′heart′ed·ly adv.
half′heart′ed·ness n.


(ˈhæfˈhɑr tɪd, ˈhɑf-)

having or showing little enthusiasm.
half′heart′edly, adv.
half′heart′ed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.halfhearted - 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"


Lacking warmth, interest, enthusiasm, or involvement:
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But I don't have to make such grave pronouncements; the show itself warns viewers from warming to its characters, essentially by providing almost pathetically halfhearted portraits of a cross-section of characters apparently recruited from sundry United Colors of Benetton ads.
A second article in the same issue of the Star, which purportedly was written to defend citizens' access to guns, was a halfhearted attempt at best.
Less rewarding are four portraits of youths executed in an awkward mixture of self-consciously competent realism and halfhearted Expressionism.