"he hates lukewarm coffee"; "tepid bath water"
halfhearted, half-hearted, tepid, lukewarm(adj)
feeling or showing little interest or enthusiasm
"a halfhearted effort"; "gave only lukewarm support to the candidate"
Temperature between warm and cool.
Wash it in lukewarm water.
Not very enthusiastic (about a proposal or an idea).
The suggestion met with only a lukewarm response.
Origin: From lukewarme, equivalent to . First element believed to be an alteration of lew, from hleow, from hliwjaz, from ḱal(w)e-. Cognate with Dutch lauw, German lauwarm, lýggjur, ljum, ljummen and ly, lummer, Danish and Norwegian lunken, dialectal ljunken.
moderately warm; neither cold nor hot; tepid; not ardent; not zealous; cool; indifferent
Origin: [See Luke.]
Lukewarm was a fictional character in the popular BBC sitcom Porridge. He was played by Christopher Biggins. Lukewarm is a rotund young man with a calm and personable demeanour, who originates from Middlesbrough. The circumstances that brought him to be in prison are unknown although in one episode he successfully relieved Mr. Barrowclough of his wristwatch, in a manner strongly suggestive of a skilled pickpocket. He is known to be gay, and has a boyfriend called Trevor on the outside who is a watch repairer from Southport; Trevor appears in the episode "Men Without Women". Lukewarm shared a cell with Blanco, over whom he would fuss a lot, especially when the elderly convict was due to face the parole board. Blanco did concede that, for all his fussing, Lukewarm did keep the cell nice and clean. Lukewarm is often seen knitting. Although he is a trusted friend and confidante of Fletcher's, he seldom becomes directly involved in his schemes, preferring instead to spend his association time observing the latest goings-on whilst busying himself with his latest knitting projects. He works in the kitchens alongside Lennie Godber and is an enthusiastic if notoriously untalented cook.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
lūk′wawrm, adj. partially or moderately warm: indifferent—also Luke.—adv. Luke′warmly.—ns. Luke′warmness, Luke′warmth. [M. E. leuk, luke, an extension of lew, cog. with the A.S. hleó, the source of lee; prob. confused with A.S. wlæc, wlacu, tepid; cf. Dut. leuk, Ger. lau.]
The numerical value of lukewarm in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of lukewarm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of lukewarm in a Sentence
There are three intolerable things in life - cold coffee, lukewarm champagne, and overexcited women.
For some, life is about "being Cool" while for others its about "being Hot". While there is room for both, we must avoid "being Lukewarm".
We're not lukewarm about the F-35 in terms of the need for it in the fleet, and the fact that it's going to form the backbone of our carrier air for a long time.
One of the biggest points of skepticism that we hear from Sanders supporters and even lukewarm Clinton supporters is the question of whether she really meant the stuff she said in the primary, the next two weeks are a golden opportunity to make the answer apparent.
It must be considered that there is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things. For the reformer has enemies in all those who would profit by the old order, only lukewarm defenders in all those who would profit by the new.
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- йылымса, имшеү, йылымысBashkir
- tebi, tèbiaCatalan, Valencian
- lauwarm, lauGerman
- varmeta, neentuziasma, indiferentaEsperanto
- tibio, templado, poco entusiasta, indiferente, desinteresadoSpanish
- ولرم, لکه دارPersian
- laimea, vaimea, haaleaFinnish
- lijWestern Frisian
- flodachScottish Gaelic
- langyos, lagymatagHungarian
- hangat-hangat, Suam-suam kukuIndonesian
- tiepida, tiepidoItalian
- 冷めた, 生暖かい, ぬるい, 気が進まない, 白けた, ぬるぬるJapanese
- 미지근한, 미적지근한Korean
- tepidus, tepidumLatin
- lauw, flauwDutch
- sceptyczny, chłodny, zdystansowany, letniPolish
- tépido, mornoPortuguese
- [[чуть]] [[тёплый]], теплова́тый, безразли́чный, равноду́шный, прохла́дный, тепловатыйRussian
- likgiltig, ljum, ljummenSwedish
- อุ่นๆ, อุ่นThai
- ilgisiz, kayıtsız, umursamaz, ılıkTurkish
- خوش قسمتUrdu
- thờ ơ, âm ấm, hờ hững, lãnh đạm, ấm, Ấm ápVietnamese
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