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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tepidness - 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.tepidness - 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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(ˈtepid) adjective
1. slightly or only just warm; lukewarm. tepid water.
2. not very enthusiastic. a tepid welcome.
ˈtepidly adverb
ˈtepidness noun
teˈpidity noun
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