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Meaning of LUKEWARM

Pronunciation:  'look'worm

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  feeling or showing little interest or enthusiasm; "a halfhearted effort"; "gave only lukewarm support to the candidate"
  2. [adj]  moderately warm; "he hates lukewarm coffee"; "tepid bath water"

LUKEWARM is a 8 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: halfhearted, tepid, unenthusiastic, warm



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Luke"warm`\, a. [See {Luke}.]
Moderately warm; neither cold nor hot; tepid; not ardent; not
zealous; cool; indifferent. `` Lukewarm blood.'' --Spenser.
`` Lukewarm patriots.'' --Addison.

      An obedience so lukewarm and languishing that it merits
      not the name of passion.                 --Dryden.
-- {Luce"warm`ly}, adv. -- {Luce"warm`ness}, n.

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