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half-hearted

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