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half-heartedness

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character of being half-hearted; want of earnestness; lukewarmness.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Fear of the Brotherhood lies behind much western half-heartedness in welcoming the new era in Egyptian politics.

    Cairo protests:The west has a duty to nurture democracy | Observer editorial

  • Terrorists the world over will be emboldened by what they see as the West's caprice and half-heartedness.

    There Are No Moderate Taliban

  • Much of the debate has revolved around federal spending and budget deficits, although Mr. Pawlenty has devoted a significant part of his stump speech to what he calls Mr. Obama's equivocation, accommodations and half-heartedness on the world stage.

    Killing of bin Laden Roils Republican Primary Race

  • There is a real and urgent need to shift the debate on Obama's relationship with the black community from private individuals' issues and will-I-or-won't-I half-heartedness about broaching the topic into an actual nuanced strategy that negotiates the fine line between pandering to extremist views and advancing the needs of a black community that is on so many levels seeing its worst days in generations.

    Clarence Lusane: Black Infighting Over the Obama Presidency -- Getting Beyond It

  • June has started off with the wait for those changes that pass with an exhausting slowness, with a half-heartedness that makes things worse.

    Yoani Sanchez: Cuba: The Physics Are Rarely Wrong

  • My guess is that the content of these announcements and the half-heartedness of the Google deal is for the sake of anti-trust.

    I like the Yahoo-Google deal, am I the only one? : #comments

  • I was out to convince Brown that I was as crazy as he was, and that if I found fault with his plans, it wouldn't be from half-heartedness or lack of abolitionist frenzy.

    THE NUMBERS

  • Liberal voices on the left and right, regardless of nationality and faith, must not excuse inhumanity through silence and half-heartedness: Sharia is an attack on Islam, Muslims and enlightened society.

    There are moral absolutes: aspects of Sharia are barbaric

  • It doesn't have any deleted scenes as some trailers do -- there is one alternate take in there, of Martin singing in long-shot when it's a close-up in the movie -- but it's interesting for its obvious half-heartedness.

    A Trailer For A Kaput Comedy Team

  • And quarterback Daunte Culpepper's angry tirade in Moss's ear along the sidelines immediately afterward made it clear that his teammate hadn't mistaken the half-heartedness of the play for anything else.

    Starr Gazing: Will Randy Moss Ever Learn?

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