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English definition of “half-hearted”

half-hearted

adjective     /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     /ˌhɑːfˈhɑː.tɪd.li/ US  /ˌhæfˈhɑːr.t̬ɪd-/ adverb The audience applauded half-heartedly.Lacking interest and enthusiasmUnwilling and reluctantNot showing or feeling emotions
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