lukewarm

  • 1 lukewarm — luke‧warm [ˌluːkˈwɔːm◂ ǁ ˈwɔːrm◂] adjective not showing much interest or excitement: • The market reaction to its flotation was lukewarm. • The proposal is expected to get a lukewarm reception from small businesses. * * * lukewarm UK US… …

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  • 2 Lukewarm — or The Lukewarm may refer to:*Lukewarm, a fictional character from the BBC series Porridge * 2 + 2 = 5 (The Lukewarm.), a song by Radiohead from their album Hail to the Thief (2003) * The Lukewarm, a song by Omar Rodriguez Lopez from his album Se …

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  • 3 Lukewarm — Luke warm (l[=u]k w[add]rm ), a. [See {Luke}.] 1. Moderately warm; neither cold nor hot; tepid. [1913 Webster] 2. Not ardent; not zealous; cool; indifferent. Lukewarm blood. Spenser. Lukewarm patriots. Addison. [1913 Webster] An obedience so… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 lukewarm — [adj1] slightly heated blood warm, milk warm, tepid, warm, warmish; concept 605 Ant. chilly, cool, cooled lukewarm [adj2] indifferent, unenthusiastic apathetic, chilly, cold, cool, halfhearted, hesitant, indecisive, irresolute, phlegmatic, tepid …

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  • 5 lukewarm — [lo͞ok′wôrm΄] adj. [ME luke warme < luke, tepid (akin to LowG luk, Du leuk, tepid < IE * k̆leu < base * k̆el , warm > OE hleowe, tepid, L calere, to be warm) + warm, WARM] 1. barely or moderately warm: said of liquids 2. not very warm …

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  • 6 lukewarm — index irresolute, languid, nonchalant, noncommittal, perfunctory Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 7 lukewarm — late 14c., from LUKE (Cf. luke) + WARM (Cf. warm). Figurative sense of lacking in zeal (of persons or their actions) is from 1520s. Related: Lukewarmly; lukewarmness …

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  • 8 lukewarm — ► ADJECTIVE 1) only moderately warm. 2) unenthusiastic. ORIGIN from dialect luke, related to LEE(Cf. ↑lee) …

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  • 9 lukewarm — adj. halfhearted lukewarm about, to (lukewarm about a proposal; lukewarm to an idea) tepid 2) lukewarm to (lukewarm to the touch) * * * [ˌluːk wɔːm] to (lukewarm about a proposal; lukewarm to an idea) [ halfhearted ] lukewarm about [ tepid ]… …

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  • 10 lukewarm — [[t]lu͟ːkwɔ͟ːm[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Something, especially a liquid, that is lukewarm is only slightly warm. Wash your face with lukewarm water... The coffee was weak and lukewarm. Syn: tepid 2) ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ towards n If you describe a person …

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  • 11 lukewarm — luke|warm [ˌlu:kˈwo:m US ˈwo:rm] adj [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: luke lukewarm (13 19 centuries) (perhaps from Old English hleow warm ) + warm] 1.) food, liquid etc that is lukewarm is slightly warm and often not as hot or cold as it should be =… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 lukewarm — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from luke lukewarm + warm; probably akin to Old High German lāo lukewarm more at lee Date: 14th century 1. moderately warm ; tepid 2. lacking conviction ; halfhearted < gave them only lukewarm support > •… …

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  • 13 lukewarm — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, seem ADVERB ▪ rather ▪ only ▪ His reaction was only lukewarm …

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  • 14 lukewarm — adjective 1 food, liquid etc that is lukewarm is slightly warm and often not as hot or cold as it should be; tepid: Why do British people like lukewarm beer? 2 not showing much interest or excitement: His plan got only a lukewarm response from… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 lukewarm — adjective /ˌluːkˈwɔːm,ˈluk.wɔɹm,ˌlukˈwɔɹm/ a) Temperature between warm and cool. Wash it in lukewarm water. b) Not very enthusiastic (about a proposal or an idea). The suggestion met with only a lukewarm response. Syn …

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  • 16 lukewarm — luke|warm [ luk,wɔrm ] adjective 1. ) not hot or cold enough to be enjoyable: a cup of lukewarm coffee 2. ) not very enthusiastic or interested: Involvement in the war has received only lukewarm support …

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  • 17 lukewarm — adjective 1) lukewarm coffee Syn: tepid, slightly warm, warmish, at room temperature, chambré Ant: hot, cold 2) a lukewarm response Syn: indifferent, cool …

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  • 18 lukewarm — adjective 1) lukewarm coffee Syn: tepid, warmish, at room temperature 2) a lukewarm response Syn: indifferent, cool, half hearted, apathetic, unenthusiastic, tepid, offhand • …

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  • 19 lukewarm — UK [ˌluːkˈwɔː(r)m] / US [ˈlukˌwɔrm] adjective 1) not hot or cold enough to be enjoyable a cup of lukewarm coffee 2) not very enthusiastic or interested Involvement in the war has received only lukewarm support …

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  • 20 lukewarm — lukewarmly, adv. lukewarmness, lukewarmth, n. /loohk wawrm /, adj. 1. moderately warm; tepid. 2. having or showing little ardor, zeal, or enthusiasm; indifferent: lukewarm applause. [1350 1400; ME lukewarme tepid, equiv. to luke tepid… …

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