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English definition of “tepid”


adjective uk   /ˈtep.ɪd/ us  

tepid adjective (NOT WARM)

(of liquid) not very warmWarm

tepid adjective (NOT ENTHUSIASTIC)

describes a reaction that is not enthusiastic: I got a tepid response to my suggestion.Lacking interest and enthusiasmUnwilling and reluctantNot showing or feeling emotions
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