Definition of tepid in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtepəd/ /ˈtɛpəd/

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  • 1(especially of a liquid) only slightly warm; lukewarm.

    • ‘she soaked a flannel in the tepid water’
    lukewarm, warmish, slightly warm
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  • 2Showing little enthusiasm.

    • ‘the applause was tepid’
    unenthusiastic, apathetic, half-hearted, indifferent, cool, lukewarm, uninterested, unconcerned, offhand, perfunctory, desultory, limp, listless
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Late Middle English from Latin tepidus, from tepere ‘be warm’.