tepidness

tepid

[tep-id]
adjective
1.
moderately warm; lukewarm: tepid water.
2.
characterized by a lack of force or enthusiasm: tepid prose; the critics' tepid reception for the new play.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin tepidus lukewarm, equivalent to tep(ēre) to be lukewarm + -idus -id4

tepidity, tepidness, noun
tepidly, adverb
subtepid, adjective
subtepidly, adverb
subtepidness, noun
subtepidity, noun


1. moderate, mild. 2. unemotional, halfhearted, apathetic.
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tepid (ˈtɛpɪd)
 
adj
1.  slightly warm; lukewarm
2.  relatively unenthusiastic or apathetic: the play had a tepid reception
 
[C14: from Latin tepidus, from tepēre to be lukewarm]
 
te'pidity
 
n
 
'tepidness
 
n
 
'tepidly
 
adv

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tepid
c.1400, from L. tepidus "lukewarm," from tepere "be warm," from PIE base *tep- "warm" (cf. Skt. tapati "makes warm, heats, burns," tapah "heat;" Avestan tafnush "fever;" O.C.S. topiti "to warm," teplu "warm;" O.Ir. tene "fire;" Welsh tes "heat").
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