lukewarmness


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Noun1.lukewarmness - a warmness resembling the temperature of the skin
warmness, warmth - the quality of having a moderate degree of heat; "an agreeable warmth in the house"
2.lukewarmness - lack of passion, force or animation
chilliness, coldness, iciness, frigidity, frigidness, coolness - a lack of affection or enthusiasm; "a distressing coldness of tone and manner"
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There were some who accused him of lukewarmness in his adopted religion, and others who put it down to greed of wealth and reluctance to incur expense.
It is true that the clergy did not like to have them empty, since that implied lukewarmness in believers, and that lepers were put into them when there were no penitents on hand.
"You seemed to live so happily with him." Ossipon tried to exculpate the lukewarmness of his past conduct.
Speaking to the topic of his address titled: Nigeria's Hour of Salvation is now,' the PPC national chairman, while lamenting the state of insecurity in the country, among others, enjoined all peace-loving compatriots and citizens to dump what he termed as the attitude of 'lukewarmness to active and meaningful participation in democratic processes not necessarily in politics.'
Though this was not sufficient; he all the same broke with a tradition of lukewarmness about a continent where yet everyone is jostling: China, Turkey, France, Italy, Morocco, Japan and even Germany.
Take from us all lukewarmness in meditation, dullness in prayer.
For the purpose of usable security and privacy, we designed an iterative usability test to evaluate the user experience of PEK and to explore the reason for the lukewarmness of using PEK.
1867, 1869 (2015) (noting Justice Scalia's rhetorical lukewarmness toward Chevron in Perez v.
This visit will [beaucoup moins que] provide a fresh start to the relations between the two countries to overcome the lukewarmness of bilateral ties in recent years.
The foreign minister of Saudi Arabia pointed out that talk about any lukewarmness in relations between the two countries is far from reality.
In his 2000 official history of Royal Liver, A Lifetime of Care, Nigel Watson, quotes contemporary descriptions of Kelly as a charismatic man who "created either extreme heat or ice coolness in all his contacts but certainly never lukewarmness".
The apathy and lukewarmness that pervade resoundingly all over the fraternity to the genocide of the Palestinians being carried out so ruthlessly by the Israeli blood-thirsty militarists with impunity over these past four weeks is decidedly astounding and staggering.