from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Moderately warm; lukewarm.
- adj. Lacking in emotional warmth or enthusiasm; halfhearted: "the tepid conservatism of the fifties” ( Irving Howe).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Lukewarm; neither warm nor cool.
- adj. Uninterested; exhibiting little passion or eagerness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Moderately warm; lukewarm
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Moderately warm; lukewarm.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. moderately warm
- adj. feeling or showing little interest or enthusiasm
Former Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, a Shiite, also took a stab at what he called a tepid U.S. response to the unrest against the tiny island's Sunni monarchy.
I haven't read this, but I did read Esslemont's Night of Knives and I thought it was a bit meh, so I am not surprised that "tepid" is the one word applied to this volume.
Given the long-term tepid outlook for the world economy, is the near-future the right time to force those costs down consumers' throats?
And from its crimson source in tepid channels flow.
Beneath this window is a broad divan, and here, laved in tepid sea winds and soothed by rippling whispers against the ship's side, I sleep – the langorous, voluptuous sleep of the tropics; ... sink softly into that dim warm flood where one lies drenched, submerged in unconsciousness; a flood that ebbs slowly, slowly – bearing with it all fatigue and satiety – and leaves me on the shores of life again in a pale lilac dusk glimmering with great stars ....
These good global numbers hide, however, a more complex reality, namely a tepid recovery in many advanced economies, and a much stronger one in most emerging and developing economies.
BLITZER: President Obama is now using the toughest language yet to condemn Iran's crackdown on political protesters after a week of what his critics called a tepid response.
That said, even as a conservative, I believe my bias towards John Tory could have been most charitably described as tepid I did not support him for leader, and as recently as two weeks ago I was not very impressed.
So, White House Spokesman Gordon Johndroe is saying the President feels that his so-called tepid endorsement of Maliki was misreported, and that he wants to make clear today that he's fully behind Maliki.
Tom Gullikson, the captain from 1994-99, recalls the tepid response he and the team received after a dramatic win against Russia in 1995 when Sampras won all three of the USA's points in one of the best efforts in Cup history.