from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Exhibiting or feeling little interest, enthusiasm, or heart; uninspired.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having or showing little generosity; illiberal; ungenerous; unkind.
  • Having or showing little eagerness, enthusiasm, or determination; not earnest; lukewarm: as, half-hearted partizanship; a half-hearted apologist.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Wanting in heart or spirit; ungenerous; unkind.
  • adjective Lacking zeal or courage; performed with less than a full effort; lukewarm; unenthusiastic; ; -- of actions.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Alternative spelling of half-hearted.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective feeling or showing little interest or enthusiasm
  • adjective feeling or showing little interest or enthusiasm


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