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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
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