[haf-hahr-tid, hahf-]
having or showing little enthusiasm: a halfhearted attempt to work.

1605–15; half + heart + -ed3

halfheartedly, adverb
halfheartedness, noun

indifferent, uninterested, cold, cool, perfunctory.

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feeling or showing little interest or enthusiasm; "a halfhearted effort"; "gave only lukewarm support to the candidate" 
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Example sentences
And its alternative strategy may be wrong, but that doesn't mean it's
  ill-considered, or halfhearted.
McCarthy's announcement was curiously halfhearted, as if even he recognized
  that his candidacy was quixotic.
They stand in a halfhearted embrace, as if each startled the other with his
They could not only withhold food that they had produced, but also disrupt the
  colonists' halfhearted efforts to feed themselves.
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