What does tepid mean?

Definitions for tepid
ˈtɛp ɪdtepid

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lukewarm, tepid(adj)

    moderately warm

    "he hates lukewarm coffee"; "tepid bath water"

  2. halfhearted, half-hearted, tepid, lukewarm(adj)

    feeling or showing little interest or enthusiasm

    "a halfhearted effort"; "gave only lukewarm support to the candidate"

Wiktionary

  1. tepid(Adjective)

    Lukewarm; neither warm nor cool.

    I'm drinking a cup of tepid water.

    Etymology: From tepidus.

  2. tepid(Adjective)

    Uninterested; exhibiting little passion or eagerness.

    He gave me a tepid response to the proposal.

    Etymology: From tepidus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tepid(adj)

    moderately warm; lukewarm; as, a tepid bath; tepid rays; tepid vapors

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tepid

    tep′id, adj. moderately warm: lukewarm.—ns. Tepidā′rium, an intermediate chamber in a Roman series of bathrooms, moderately hot: a boiler in which the water was heated: any room containing a warm bath; Tepid′ity, Tep′idness, lukewarmness; Tep′or, gentle heat. [L. tepidustepēre, to be warm.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tepid in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tepid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of tepid in a Sentence

  1. Ezra Pound:

    As a bathtub lined with white porcelain, when the hot water gives out or goes tepid, so is the slow cooling of our chivalrous passion, o my much praised but-not-altogether-satisfactory lady.

  2. The Aussie:

    Tepid demand is a main factor behind the oversupply of manufacturing and why it has not recovered.

  3. Michael Maduell:

    One can assume Gulf parliaments are putting pressure on the performance of such sovereign vehicles as the gravy train slows, if oil prices remain low and investment performance is tepid/negative, I would suspect more MP investigations.

  4. Mike Ingram:

    The growth outlook remains tepid at best and visibility is poor. Sentiment is now very fragile with the instinctive reflexive 'buy on dips' that has served investors well is now being supplanted by ‘sell the rally’, and that is precisely what we are seeing today.

  5. Joseph Seneca:

    There’s the income effect, in New Jersey, we’ve had tepid overall economic activity, so it’s not surprising to have tepid growth in traffic volumes.

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