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ˈtɛp ɪdtepid

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lukewarm, tepidadjective

    moderately warm

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

  2. halfhearted, half-hearted, tepid, lukewarmadjective

    feeling or showing little interest or enthusiasm

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

Wiktionary

  1. tepidadjective

    Lukewarm; neither warm nor cool.

    I'm drinking a cup of tepid water.

    Etymology: From tepidus.

  2. tepidadjective

    Uninterested; exhibiting little passion or eagerness.

    He gave me a tepid response to the proposal.

    Etymology: From tepidus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tepidadjective

    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. Maurice Carroll:

    Since 'Bridgegate' broke, Christie’s numbers have been tepid at best, it’s hurt him. Bad headlines translate into bad polls.

  2. 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.

  3. Andy Sullivan:

    People are a little nervous because the macro signals are so mixed, the weak revenues we've seen on aggregate in the earnings season are obviously a sign of concern. Growth is both tepid and fragile. But profits were better and that says to me that companies have got themselves in better shape.

  4. Charles Krauthammer:

    [Her argument] is a rather tepid one. I’m not against it, I’m not for it. His is strong.

  5. Paula Broadwell:

    I think a lot of women were watching and wanted to see what his response and what the tone of it was and he's clearly wrestling with how to combat this issue, but I still feel like he wasn't strong enough. That was still a kind of tepid response. He needs to come out in no uncertain terms and say this unacceptable, if you're doing this, we don't want you in the corps.

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