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- n. The property of being tepid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Tepidity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. lack of passion, force or animation
- n. a warmness resembling the temperature of the skin
They're reaction to it was lukewarm, but they also noted it was the kind of tepidness that the Academy loves.
The gist is that "while the guy didn't think it was terrible, [he] did say the film wasn't the tearjerker we all heard it was supposed to be and was much more of an 'emotional dud.'" said that David Fincher's film has "the kind of tepidness that the Academy loves."
"The tepidness of retail sales suggests that households are focused on paying back much of the new debt" taken on late last year, said Stephen Stanley, a Pierpont Securities economist.
No word from John Boehner, however, whose aspirations to be Speaker were recently met with tepidness by Bachmann.
Obama's indecision, and tepidness, may encourage a new wave of terrorist activity.
Stock-trading volume was notably thin, reflecting the generally quiet summer as well as tepidness about the market's direction.
But I also couldn't help but hear a lack of conviction in the crowd's response, a tepidness that points to just how disillusioned young voters are and just how much ground could be lost this year.
I am tired of her tepidness against rich republicans, she could use her publicity to scare these east coast types into giving up their inherited privilege for power hungry republican operatives. —
Former Vice President Al Gore told the Politico's John Harris that Democratic Party activists should give the Congressional Democratic leadership the "benefit of the doubt" on its efforts to end the Iraq war, which have been loudly criticized by some for their tepidness:
There was a war going on and the media reported it with the general tepidness that it will continue to report it for the next administration.