tepid


tepid

adjective

  1. moderately warm; lukewarm: tepid water.
  2. characterized by a lack of force or enthusiasm: tepid prose; the critics’ tepid reception for the new play.

adjective

  1. slightly warm; lukewarm
  2. relatively unenthusiastic or apatheticthe play had a tepid reception

adj.c.1400, from Latin tepidus “lukewarm,” from tepere “be warm,” from PIE root *tep- “warm” (cf. Sanskrit tapati “makes warm, heats, burns,” tapah “heat;” Avestan tafnush “fever;” Old Church Slavonic topiti “to warm,” teplu “warm;” Old Irish tene “fire;” Welsh tes “heat”).

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