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English definition of “lukewarm”

lukewarm

adjective
 
 
/ˌluːkˈwɔːm/
LIQUID A liquid that is lukewarm is only slightly warm: Dissolve yeast and one tablespoon of sugar in lukewarm water.Warm
LITTLE INTEREST showing little interest or enthusiasm: She seemed rather lukewarm about the idea. a lukewarm responseLacking interest and enthusiasmUnwilling and reluctantNot showing or feeling emotions
(Definition of lukewarm from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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