1(especially of a liquid) only slightly warm; lukewarm.
lukewarm, warmish, slightly warmView synonyms
- ‘she soaked a flannel in the tepid water’
2Showing little enthusiasm.
unenthusiastic, apathetic, half-hearted, indifferent, cool, lukewarm, uninterested, unconcerned, offhand, perfunctory, desultory, limp, listlessView synonyms
- ‘the applause was tepid’
Late Middle English from Latin tepidus, from tepere ‘be warm’.
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