Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Lukewarmness.

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

  • noun The quality or state of being tepid; moderate warmth; lukewarmness; tepidness.

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  • noun The property of being tepid.

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

  • noun a warmness resembling the temperature of the skin

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Examples

  • Even as the days grow short and cold, the water's tepidity can release excess heat, which tends to increase pressure in the air above.

    Is severe winter weather related to global warming?

  • Even as the days grow short and cold, the water's tepidity can release excess heat, which tends to increase pressure in the air above.

    Is severe winter weather related to global warming?

  • Between the Boston and San Diego press, where "Ruined" started its three-theatre tour, I have yet to see any tepidity or negativity in the reviews.

    Barney Frank and The Huntington's vibrant "Ruined"

  • Which is technically correct, I guess, but the hedging tepidity really misrepresents the depth of scientific consensus on the issue.

    Matthew Yglesias » Washington Post Editorial Writers Should Read Their Paper’s Opinion Section

  • "He decried, for example, the contradiction between the splendid outward aspect of the monasteries and the tepidity ( 'tepiditas') of the monks themselves".

    Insight Scoop | The Ignatius Press Blog:

  • We can fail in the practice of these virtues either by commission, omission, or by tepidity, in not acting as generously as we might in responding to the grace we have received from God.

    In Preparation for Lent - An Examination of Conscience by Fr. John Hardon

  • According to the Pope, some of its benefits are these: Genuine self-knowledge is increased; Humility grows; Bad habits are corrected; Spiritual neglect and tepidity are resisted; The conscience is purified; The will strengthened; A helpful self-control is attained; and Grace is increased in virtue of the Sacrament itself.

    Archive 2009-03-22

  • (And I say that as an atheist who tires of Dawkins tepidity towards the creative arts.)

    Matthew Yglesias » The New Atheism

  • According to the Pope, some of its benefits are these: Genuine self-knowledge is increased; Humility grows; Bad habits are corrected; Spiritual neglect and tepidity are resisted; The conscience is purified; The will strengthened; A helpful self-control is attained; and Grace is increased in virtue of the Sacrament itself.

    Confession - Bishop Finn

  • We can fail in the practice of these virtues either by commission, omission, or by tepidity, in not acting as generously as we might in responding to the grace we have received from God.

    Archive 2009-02-15

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  • The three pigs he had never been keen on and the emperor's new clothes fraud enquiry had similarly been looked upon with tepidity.

    'The Big Over Easy' by Jasper Fforde.

    April 2, 2008