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half-hearted

adjective uk   /ˌhɑːfˈhɑː.tɪd/  us   /ˌhæfˈhɑːr.t̬ɪd/
showing no enthusiasm or interest: He made a half-hearted attempt to clear up the rubbish.
half-heartedly
adverb uk   /ˌhɑːfˈhɑː.tɪd.li/  us   /ˌhæfˈhɑːr.t̬ɪd-/
The audience applauded half-heartedly.
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