AskDefine | Define lukewarm

Dictionary Definition

lukewarm adj
1 moderately warm; "he hates lukewarm coffee"; "tepid bath water" [syn: tepid]
2 feeling or showing little interest or enthusiasm; "a halfhearted effort"; "gave only lukewarm support to the candidate" [syn: halfhearted]

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English

Etymology

From obsolete luke 'lukewarm' from hlēow + warm.

Pronunciation

Adjective

  1. Temperature between warm and cool.
    Wash it in lukewarm water.
  2. Not very enthusiastic (about a proposal or an idea).
    The suggestion met with only a lukewarm response.

Synonyms

Translations

temperature
not very enthusiastic

Extensive Definition

Lukewarm or The Lukewarm may refer to:

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