halfhearted

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half·heart·ed

 (hăf′här′tĭd, häf′-)
adj.
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.

half•heart•ed

(ˈhæfˈhɑr tɪd, ˈhɑf-)

adj.
having or showing little enthusiasm.
[1605–15]
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"

halfhearted

adjective
Lacking warmth, interest, enthusiasm, or involvement:
References in classic literature ?
I do it in a way halfheartedly. If I could care for all that as I care for you!...
Last summer, he halfheartedly announced that American troops would stay there with a new strategy -- and no withdrawal timetable.
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After university I thought, whatever I do next I want to throw myself into and not do halfheartedly. I knew I wouldn't be able to do music half-heartedly.
A police spokesman said here that the SHO, investigation officer and assistant subinspector were asked to probe a case, but they done it very halfheartedly and failed to collect sufficient evidence.
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Pakistan's federal budget for 2014-15 has drawn mixed reaction from expatriate community, who complaint that the pro-business government has imposed little taxes on the country's elite class halfheartedly.