What does half-hearted mean?

Definitions for half-hearted

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word half-hearted.


  1. half-hearted(Adjective)

    Not sincere; lacking full energy, effort, commitment, or resolve.

    He made a half-hearted attempt to read the chapter before giving up and dozing off.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Half-hearted(adj)

    wanting in heart or spirit; ungenerous; unkind

  2. Half-hearted(adj)

    lacking zeal or courage; lukewarm


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of half-hearted in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of half-hearted in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. The Labour leader:

    There is nothing half-hearted about anything I do.

  2. Pat Riley:

    When a milestone is conquered, the subtle erosion called entitlement begins its consuming grind. The team regards its greatness as a trait and a right. Half hearted effort becomes habit and saps a champion.

  3. Rob Pengson:

    In the past, Asian fusion in Asia was generally weak, scattered by half-hearted attempts at innovation, now, I see more chefs pushing the envelope -- at restaurants including Ho Lee Fook in Hong Kong, Narisawa in Japan, Gaggan in Thailand, Black Sheep in Manila and so many more.

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