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lukewarmadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈluˈkwɔrm/
(esp. of a ​liquid) only ​slightlywarm: How can you ​drink lukewarm ​coffee? A ​reaction that is lukewarm is not ​enthusiastic: His ​support for the ​votingmeasures was lukewarm.
(Definition of lukewarm from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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lukewarmadjective

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

lukewarm adjective (TEMPERATURE)

mainly disapproving (​especially of a ​liquid) only ​slightlywarm: This coffee's lukewarm.

lukewarm adjective (REACTION)

disapproving not ​enthusiastic or ​interested: Her ​proposals got a lukewarm response.
(Definition of lukewarm from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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lukewarmadjective

uk   us   /ˌluːkˈwɔːm/
not enthusiastic or interested: Her ​proposals got a lukewarm ​response. The ​budget received a lukewarm ​reception from ​businessleaders.
(Definition of lukewarm from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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