He offered a tepid, somewhat perfunctory sounding apology: "I cannnot adequately express how sorry I am for my crimes."
When the show finally premiered, reviews were tepid, at best.
He insists he's running, but GOP leaders' public support for him is tepid at best.
The film suffered from tepid reviews and barely got distribution, grossing less than $3 million at the domestic box office.
Beyond that tepid review, “As a piece of crack, I thought it was OK,” McCarthy says.
It will be proper never to apply water to them beyond a tepid temperature.
So Jacob said; but he was a man of tepid words, and perhaps he remembered the message too coldly.
The use of flannel next the skin, and tepid or warm bathing is also advantageous.
He declared that tepid water made him feel sick, and that he wanted it fresh.
The valley was full of clear springs, but they were all tepid and salt.
c.1400, from Latin tepidus "lukewarm," from tepere "be warm," from PIE root *tep- "warm" (cf. Sanskrit tapati "makes warm, heats, burns," tapah "heat;" Avestan tafnush "fever;" Old Church Slavonic topiti "to warm," teplu "warm;" Old Irish tene "fire;" Welsh tes "heat").