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tep·id

 (tĕp′ĭd)
adj.
1. Moderately warm; lukewarm.
2. Lacking in emotional warmth or enthusiasm; halfhearted: "the tepid conservatism of the fifties" (Irving Howe).

[Middle English, from Latin tepidus, from tepēre, to be lukewarm.]

te·pid′i·ty, tep′id·ness n.
tep′id·ly adv.

tepid

(ˈtɛpɪd)
adj
1. slightly warm; lukewarm
2. relatively unenthusiastic or apathetic: the play had a tepid reception.
[C14: from Latin tepidus, from tepēre to be lukewarm]
teˈpidity, ˈtepidness n
ˈtepidly adv

tep•id

(ˈtɛp ɪd)

adj.
1. moderately warm; lukewarm: tepid water.
2. characterized by a lack of force or enthusiasm.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin tepidus lukewarm =tep(ēre) to be warm + -idus -id4]
te•pid′i•ty, tep′id•ness, n.
tep′id•ly, adv.

tepid

- From Latin tepere, "be warm."
See also related terms for warm.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tepid - 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.tepid - 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"

tepid

adjective
1. lukewarm, warmish, slightly warm She bent to the tap and drank the tepid water.
2. unenthusiastic, half-hearted, indifferent, cool, lukewarm, apathetic, half-arsed (Brit. slang), half-assed (U.S. & Canad. slang) His nomination has received tepid support in the Senate.
unenthusiastic keen, eager, enthusiastic, excited, passionate, animated, vibrant, zealous

tepid

adjective
Lacking warmth, interest, enthusiasm, or involvement:
Translations
غَير حار، فاتِر الإسْتِقبالفاتِر، لا حار ولا بارِد
vlažný
lunken
haaleaviileä
lagymataglangyos
áhugalausvolgur
ぬるい冷めた
drungnumas
atturīgsremdensvēss

tepid

[ˈtepɪd] ADJ (lit) → tibio (fig) [reception, welcome] → poco entusiasta, poco caluroso

tepid

[ˈtɛpɪd] adj
[water, tea, bath] → tiède
[applause, reception, support] → réservé(e)

tepid

adj (lit, fig)lau(warm)

tepid

[ˈtɛpɪd] adj (also) (fig) → tiepido/a

tepid

(ˈtepid) adjective
1. slightly or only just warm; lukewarm. tepid water.
2. not very enthusiastic. a tepid welcome.
ˈtepidly adverb
ˈtepidness noun
teˈpidity noun

tepid

a. tibio-a;
___ wateragua ___.
References in classic literature ?
Yet Dives himself, he too lives like a Czar in an ice palace made of frozen sighs, and being a president of a temperance society, he only drinks the tepid tears of orphans.
It was an immense place, lofty and gilt, upholstered in red plush, full of electric lights and so thoroughly warmed that even the marble tables felt tepid to the touch.
It may be that he deserved to be; but I still think that the tepid support of his fellow-investigators and his desertion by the great body of scientific workers was a shameful thing.
Manson Mingott's, and with the added satisfaction of knowing they would get hot canvas-back ducks and vintage wines, instead of tepid Veuve Clicquot without a year and warmed-up croquettes from Philadelphia.
Then your ideal of happiness is a jelly-like organism floating in a tideless, tepid twilight sea, eh?
Now unharness the remains of a once cow from the plow, insert them in a hydraulic press, and when you shall have acquired a teaspoon of that pale-blue juice which a German superstition regards as milk, modify the malignity of its strength in a bucket of tepid water and ring up the breakfast.
You, Harry, my boy, who have only to turn on a couple of taps to summon "hot" and "cold" from an unseen, vasty cistern, can have little idea of the luxury of that muddy wallow in brackish tepid water.
Least irritation, least effort, the ideal existence: a jellyfish floating in a tideless, tepid, twilight sea.
If you are particularly lucky, you sit on the staircase, you get a tepid ice, and you hear vapid talk in slang phrases all round you.
Not even a tepid hostility can mar their perfect communion.
He quite shook hands with me - which was a violent proceeding for him, his usual course being to slide a tepid little fish-slice, an inch or two in advance of his hip, and evince the greatest discomposure when anybody grappled with it.
It takes place in an impalpable grayness, with nothing underfoot, with nothing around, without spectators, without clamor, without glory, without the great desire of victory, without the great fear of defeat, in a sickly atmosphere of tepid skepticism, without much belief in your own right, and still less in that of your adversary.