Meaning of “lukewarm” in the English Dictionary

"lukewarm" in British English

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lukewarmadjective

uk /ˌluːkˈwɔːm/ /ˈluːk.wɔːm/ us /ˈluːk.wɔːrm/

(Definition of “lukewarm” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lukewarm" in American English

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lukewarmadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈluˈkwɔrm/

(esp. of a liquid) only slightly warm:

How can you drink lukewarm coffee?

A reaction that is lukewarm is not enthusiastic:

His support for the voting measures was lukewarm.

(Definition of “lukewarm” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"lukewarm" in Business English

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lukewarmadjective

uk /ˌluːkˈwɔːm/ us

not enthusiastic or interested:

Her proposals got a lukewarm response.
The budget received a lukewarm reception from business leaders.

(Definition of “lukewarm” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)